Despite the close connection between benefits and the poverty-relief mechanism, a great number of restrictions have been issued to prevent inappropriate behavior. Enterprises are requested to have at least 40% of employees be local villagers, and no matter how well business is going (or not going), each company must pay a fixed basic bonus according to a set schedule. Still, though, villagers are not able to build new houses or temporary buildings unless they first get permission from their enterprises, and villagers must successfully complete training before obtaining permission to be formally employed.
The development of a tourist venue must always be connected with whatever traditional industries may be available in the local area. This particular cooperative has therefore taken yak wool and set up a core industry centered around the processing of related products. “Industry-oriented, leader-driven!” has been the main motto that allowed the village to tap into Sichuan Lanyi Group, the main industrial dairy enterprise in the area. With a systematic purchasing, transport, and sales chain via milk stations and milk bars, villagers’ incomes are now skyrocketing as yet another local resource has been turned into an asset.
The Chinese version of this story is written by Zhuhong & Zhouyu and translated into English by Huang Wenjuan. And the story is sourced from the United Front Work Deparment of the Communist Party of China (CPC)Sichuan Provincial Committee.