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Farmers noodle their way out of poverty

China Daily | Updated: 2017-05-17 07:52

XINING - Many families from Qinghai province are casting off poverty using lamian, or hand-pulled noodles, a local specialty.

Qinghai's hand-pulled noodle businesses generated revenue of 18 billion yuan ($2.6 billion) across China last year. Former farmers who became migrant workers earned a combined salary of nearly 4 billion yuan as a result, according to the human resources and social security department in the province.

Most of those engaged in the noodle business are from Haidong, a city with seemingly endless mountains and deep valleys, which also is known for prolonged droughts. It is one of the poorest areas in China.

Farmers noodle their way out of poverty

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