Lessons on the Road

China Pictorial (English) - - So­ci­ety -

fash­ion­able lo­cal young women and row after row of newly-built ho­tels and houses. “What hap­pened here, in this re­mote, ru­ral cor­ner of China?” I won­dered.

The an­swer lies in the coun­try’s re­form and open­ing up, a process that has changed peo­ple’s minds. Not only have the lo­cals man­aged to grow grain on for­merly bar­ren ter­raced fields, but they have seized on emerg­ing tourism op­por­tu­ni­ties, which has ac­cel­er­ated clean in­dus­try ini­tia­tives to help al­le­vi­ate poverty by cap­i­tal­iz­ing on the value of green moun­tains and pris­tine rivers.

What in­spi­ra­tion does that bring to a busi­ness? For me, the spirit of crafts­man­ship is cru­cial. How­ever, I can­not sur­vive or make progress with­out putting in hard work to make break­throughs – just like the lo­cal farm­ers in Ton­gren, who blazed a new path to op­ti­mally uti­lize their nat­u­ral re­sources to cre­ate bet­ter liv­ing con­di­tions. A busi­ness

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