In recent years Suoyifan village, located in Zibo, Shandong province, has been on the fast-track to rural vitalization owing to its busy neighbor, the Swan Lake International Cittaslow Scenic Area along the Yellow River.
A large expanse of fragrant seawater rice plants was harvested on Nov 1 at the Yuwang Wetland in Weifang, a coastal city in Shandong province.
Attracted by the improved rural environment and promising agricultural development, more young people in Shandong province, a major agriculture base in China, have returned to their hometowns to seek out careers.
The ginger field in Xidianzi village, Fangcheng town, Xintai, Tai'an is enjoying its ginger-harvesting season, as farmers are busy digging up ginger, cutting off leaves and removing soil before packing it in boxes to sell.
Thanks to local government's efforts in ecological restoration, abandoned mines and large areas of deserted hillsides in Hetaoyuan town in Heze city have been transformed into forests and eco-agriculture bases, bringing tangible benefits to local villagers.
Wang said that no matter how great Daicun's achievements, development should remain people-centered and oriented toward prosperity for all.
With neat rows of apartments, and clean, wide roads, Sanjianxi village in the Zhangqiu district of Jinan, Shandong province, has no reminders that the village was once a mess, a place where residents lived in poverty.