What they say: Ak­supa vil­lagers

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - CHINA -

rest on bushes in my back­yard to avoid stray dogs. That’s why they are healthy and their eggs are healthy. They are not born and raised in a chicken farm and stuffed with chem­i­cals. That’s why peo­ple in the big cities like my prod­ucts.” Ma­mat Yakup,

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“I moved to Xin­jiang from Chongqing in the 1990s and kept sheep and chick­ens with my hus­band. He got sick sev­eral years ago, though, so we have to de­pend on my fa­ther-in­law’s pen­sion. Sell­ing prod­ucts on­line brings ex­tra in­come and gives us hope for our lives in the future.” Zhang Yougui,


“I have more than 20 chick­ens, and sell the eggs through the town­ship’s on­line store. But I find that there’s far more than just eggs for sale on the in­ter­net. On­line shop­ping is amaz­ing. Since I dis­cov­ered this func­tion, I have used my daugh­ter’s smart­phone to buy ev­ery­thing on­line. Clothes are cheap and de­liv­ered to my house.” Patam Yunus, “I sell about 40 eggs ev­ery week. I don’t feed my chick­ens; they find their own food in the field and only come back to

Zhou Yuexia dis­plays her on­line store on her smart­phone in Daxi vil­lage, Yuli county.

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