Top 10 richest villages in China

Recently the residents of China’s “richest village”, Huaxi, bid farewell to Wu Renbao, the man who made them wealthy by transforming a rural settlement into a socialist paradise. The story of Huaxi is a model for Chinese propaganda, showing how a village could get rich under economic reforms launched three decades ago, but stay true to socialist ideals by sharing the wealth. The Pass-away of their headman one more time made people to pay attention to Huaxi Village and other rich villages in China. Below collected is list of 10 most richest villages in China.

1.Daqiuzhuang Village 大邱庄

Located in Tianjin city, Daqiuzhuang Village was once China’s most richest village. In 1976, Yu Zuomin, the headman of Daqiuzhuang village,  led local farmers to build factories and the village started to get rich. However, in 1993, Yu Zuomin was arrested and jailed, the village gradually declined. In 2010, the per capita income is 13,500 Yuan(USD2180)

2. Huaxi Village  华西村

Huaxi Village, located in Jiangsu province, claims to be the richest village in China. Huaxi Village is known as the “No.1 village under the sky”. It was founded in 1961. All the inhabitants have a wealth of at least one hundred thousand Euros or more. The village has a multi-sector industry company that is listed on the stock exchange, has bought airplanes and plans to buy ships. A new landmark skyscraper in Huaxi Village, the 328-meter Longxi International Hotel was opened when the village celebrated its 50th anniversary.

3. Liuzhuang Village 刘庄村

Located in Henan Province, Liuzhuang village was known for its poverty many years ago. Led by the continuing efforts of Shi Laihe, secretary Liuzhuang Village, the small village was miraculously transformed from a poor, rundown area into a modern and wealthy village. Now Liuzhuang has fixed assets of nearly 1 billion Yuan, or well over 120 million US dollars. Liuzhuang villagers enjoy the many benefits of the area’s new found wealth, including housing, good schools and medical care. On average, each of the village’s families have personal savings amounting to 200,000 Yuan, or around 24,000 US dollars.

4. Nanling Village 南岭村

Nanling is known as the “First Village of China.” Two top State leaders, Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao, visited Nanling.In 2008, Net assets of the village reached 1.3 billion Yuan, the villagers’ per capita net income is150,000 yuan.

5. Tengtou Village 滕头村

Tengtou Village is the richest village in Zhejiang Province, At present, about 800 people live in the village. By 2009, the gross value of social products of the village had totaled 5.5 billion yuan, the profit and tax 604 million yuan, and per capita income 36.000 Yuan.

6. Nanjie Village 南街村

Nanjie Village is a village in Henan province, China, widely reported as being the last Maoist village in China.  Nanjie, with more than 3,100 residents, is touted as one of the last models of communist China, where the principles of the late Chairman Mao still strictly guide the people’s daily lives. Aside from free housing, health care, food rations and education, locals working in the village’s factories receive an average salary of 2,500 yuan (about $400 USD).

7. Huayuan Village 花园村

Located in Jinhua City, Zhejiang Province. Villagers` per capita income is 16,520 yuan . In 2005 the village has total assets of 1.729 billion yuan. The village has been named the famous village in China.

8. Dazhai Village 大寨

Many middle-aged Chinese remember Dazhai Village in Shanxi Province from Great Cultural Revolution when they tilled the land many terraces cultivated on the Hutou(Tiger Head) Hills. But now Dazhai has become a tourist center visited last year by over 200,00 people. In 2005 total economic revenue is 116 million yuan, with annual per capita income of 5500 yuan.

9. Shenquanzhuang Village 沈泉庄村

Shenquanzhuang Village is located in Shandong Province with more than 1,600 villagers. In 2002 the total output value was 2.69 billion yuan with a per capita income of 8,700 yuan.

10. Hangmin Village 航民村

Hangmin Village is located in Zhejiang Province. In 2011, the per capita income of village worker was 35,600 yuan. It is one of the richest villages in Zhejiang Province. Per capital iving space is 80 square meters, and some family even home table tennis table.

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