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In Depth: How Tourism Lifted One County out of Poverty — and Left It Vulnerable to Covid

By Huang Yuxin and Wang Xintong
2022年08月03日 13:22
Xijiang, which is heavily dependent on ethnic minority-themed tourism, has been struggling to survive the fallout of the pandemic
Xijiang Qianhu Miao Village, a hub for tourism focused on the Miao ethnic group, is located in Leishan county, Southwest China’s Guizhou province. Photo: Huang Yuxin/Caixin

It was June and normally peak season for Li Li, but her restaurant in a scenic part of Southwest China’s Guizhou province had only one table of customers on the balmy summer evening. She was not surprised. Empty tables had become a common sight in recent months.

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