Night in Qiaoergou Scenic Area of Baihe County. Xinhua News Agency reporter Xu Hanshe
Xinhua News Agency, Xi ‘an, November 26th (Reporter Zhang Bin, Xu Han) At 90: 00 pm, a county town is often cut into completely different shapes. Wang Yinchun, who lives in Baihe County, Ankang City, Shaanxi Province, is deeply touched by this.
"Before this time, the noise of pedestrians on the street, the hawking in shops and the horn of cars will make it very lively. But after this point, people suddenly dispersed, and the county town suddenly calmed down and there was a sense of’ emptiness’. " Wang Yinchun grew up, worked and lived here.
There was no nightlife in the small town in the past, especially in Baihe County, deep in Qinba Mountain.
Baihe County, located in the depths of the mountains at the junction of Shaanxi and Hubei, is a typical mountainous county and a deep poverty-stricken county in China.
In the past, after dark, the local people’s night life was all in front of the TV, in the mahjong room and by the river bank. Cinemas, bookstores, stadiums … The "standard" in these cities was once a "scarce product" for a poor county. Watching a movie, Baihe people have to go across the province to Shiyan City, Hubei Province, and the round trip is nearly 200 kilometers.
From a piece of data, we can also see one or two reasons for the lack of nightlife in Baihe County: "The soil is not three inches thick and the land is not 100 acres flat", and the poor industrial base forces many people to go out to work, among which Baihe County, with a population of 210,000, once accounted for 60,000 people.
"People are out, how can we get busy?" Lu Chuanzhen, director of Baihe County Cultural Center, said that when it came to organizing cultural activities, the first difficulty was to find someone, and it was even more difficult to find the right person.
Change is happening quietly.
Since the launch of poverty alleviation, Baihe County has created employment opportunities for more and more fellow villagers based on the actual situation in the region, through ex situ poverty alleviation and relocation, development of characteristic industries and establishment of community factories.
In a toy factory not far from the county seat, workers are processing toy parts. They used to be "drifting in the north (Beijing)" and "drifting in the deep (Shenzhen)", but now these wanderers have become "returning geese".
This is a new latitude aesthetics bookstore in the county. Xinhua News Agency reporter Zhang Bin photo
Now, at 90 o’clock in the evening, in Qiaoergou, a local cultural and tourist scenic spot, red lanterns light up the silent ancient city along Qingshiban Road, which has become a preferred punching place for locals and tourists. In the "latitude aesthetics" book bar, the cultural complex composed of books, coffee and handicrafts makes the small town have an urban style; In the newly-built cinema, domestic and international blockbusters are released simultaneously.
"When we first opened, most of them were young people. Now more and more young people are bringing their parents. We have become a new place for family gatherings." Li Xing, the person in charge of Baihe Cinema, said, "In summer, some fellow villagers have to hurry to see a movie after finishing their work."
Gao Fuhong, director of the Propaganda Department of Baihe County Committee, said that in the past, industries were sluggish and cultural life was lacking. Counties and towns were unattractive, making it difficult to keep local people, let alone attract foreigners. Nowadays, the county has vigorously developed a variety of industries and created a variety of cultural places, giving fellow villagers a place to pursue spiritual and cultural life, and the county towns and villages are gradually full of vitality.
In Baihe cinema, two children are waiting for a movie. Xinhua News Agency reporter Xu Hanshe
This kind of scene not only appears in Baihe County, but also in many places in Qinba Mountain. Many places are constantly consolidating industries, providing employment, and constantly creating colorful entertainment methods to add vitality to the countryside and seek happiness for fellow villagers.
Soon, the celebration party starring local people in Baihe County will begin. Lu Chuanzhen said: "Now all kinds of cultural activities are doing very well. In the past, we had to rely on the cultural backbones of towns to ask for programs everywhere. Now there are many programs organized by fellow villagers themselves, and we have to cut some as appropriate. "