China Anhui Xiaogang Village: Cradle of China’s Rural Reform

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Located in the east of Fengyang County, Anhui Province, Xiaogang Village is a national 4A graded scenic spot. It has won a number of tourist awards, including a national classic red tourism site, a nationally famous township and famous village with unique landscape, China’s most beautiful village in 2017, a patriotism education base in Anhui Province, a historical and cultural famous village in Anhui Province, Anhui’s beautiful village model village, Anhui’s rural tourism model village, and Anhui’s travel and tourism research and learning base.

Xiaogang Village in Anhui Province was the birthplace of China’s rural reforms. In the winter of 1978, 18 farmers signed bravely a secret agreement to divide communally owned farmland into individual pieces called household contracts, thus inadvertently lighting the torch for China’s rural revolution. Today they are considering pooling their farmland again to create an even more efficient economy. For the past four decades of reform and opening-up, Xiaogang Village has undergone earth-shaking changes and has become a pioneer in the era of new rural policies and new agricultural development.