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Across China: Poverty relief lightens burden for rural villager

Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.

CHANGSHA, April 17 (Xinhua) -- Hauling garbage has become Shi Chengfu's biggest hobby. The more he dumps, the happier he is.
For the past half century, the shoulder pole was always a symbol of heavy manual work for 80-year-old Shi. But he has taken up the tool again as the rural tourism industry brings visitors -- and their trash -- to his family's village restaurant. He uses the shoulder pole to transport garbage cans from the restaurant to a nearby disposal site.
His home village, Shibadong in ...