China: Blueberries boost farmers' income in northeast

Rural vitalization has been a top priority for the Chinese government in recent years. In one northeastern town, authorities are encouraging and helping young people to start their own businesses.

More and more young people in townships and villages are working for themselves, selling produce from their home towns. And many of them have been successful.

Tant Qiang, rural entrepreneur in Zhuanghe City, Dalian "I studied photography and took wedding photos for a while. In 2017, the local authorities started to organize blueberry festivals and encourage entrepreneurship. I was optimistic about the business, so I contracted land to build greenhouses."

Tang has been proven right, by his growing business. He started with five greenhouses, now he has 12, and he's considering to expand.

Zhuanghe's geographical location has contributed to the high quality of its blueberries. But finding and expanding markets also relies on the support and promotion of the local government.

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