Handicrafts Industry Boosts Provincial Rural Economy

February 14, 2018  Editor: Qiao Ziyu
Handicrafts Industry Boosts Provincial Rural Economy

Women produce ornaments in their community. [Xinhua]

Handicrafts Industry Boosts Provincial Rural Economy

A middle-aged woman checks the quality of a glass ornament. [Xinhua]

 

The local government in Qiyuan, a county in east China's Shandong province, has been working to create more opportunities for women and encouraging them to start their businesses in recent years.

Officials have focused on agricultural products processing, handicrafts production, and specialist agriculture.

 

Handicrafts Industry Boosts Provincial Rural Economy

A young woman packs glass crafts into boxes. [Xinhua]

 

Some 20 characteristic industries have been supported including crop planting and processing. Statistics show that the effort has boosted rural industries and improved the incomes of over 6,000 local housewives.

(Source: Women Voice/Translated and edited by Women of China)

 

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