Editor's Note

Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is full of beautiful sceneries and stories, CCTV correspondent Fintan Monaghan looks for changes of life, economy and culture in Xinjiang. Meanwhile CCTV correspondent Mary Davis also tells us stories about the development of rural villages in Southwest China’s Guizhou province.

Fintan Monaghan

Going from life on the road to a settled existence, it´s not an easy transition, but in here, getting a chance at a better life while keeping their culture and traditions intact. Big tourism push isn’t just helping the local economy. It’s also a chance to share traditions with the wider world. It’s been a hit so far, and they look set to build on this success in the years to come.

Mary Davis

Give a Man a Fish, Feed Him For a Day. Teach a Man to Fish, Feed Him For a Lifetime. We are ready and willing to move. We really wish the day would come sooner. Villagers are hoping there is enough room on their backs to carry 300 years of tradition as they make their way to their new lives.