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Artistic village plays song of overseas Chinese

ALMS|Updated: September 20, 2022

Watch the video to learn about Shangen village's efforts to tap into its overseas Chinese resources and achieve common prosperity. [Video/Wenzhou Overseas Media Center]

Shangen, which is located at the foot of Daluo Mountain in Chashan sub-district, Ouhai district, Wenzhou and has the Wenrui River running through it, is home to a large number of overseas returnees.

Statistics show that of the 1,670 villagers, 810 are overseas Chinese, accounting for 48.5 percent of the total and living in over 20 countries, including Italy, the Netherlands, and Germany.

In this episode, we will follow Bao Chenglong, a Wenzhou native living in Italy, and visit Shangen to explore why the once little-known village has gained so much popularity online in recent years.

Shangen has taken advantage of its rich overseas Chinese resources, attracting them home to start new business. Meanwhile, the village has also made various upgrades, making it an ideal destiantion for visitors who are fed up with crowded cities and hope to immerse themselves in a world of art and music.

This is the second episode of the short video series sponsored by the Wenzhou Overseas Chinese Federation and produced by the Wenzhou Overseas Media Center to welcome the upcoming 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China and echo the theme of overseas Chinese contributing to the development of local common prosperity.

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