A tooth for a tooth, farmers occupy main road as sunning ground

| September 27th, 2014

In a newly constructed Kexue Main Road in Zhengzhou City, the usual grey asphalt pavement turns into a golden boulevard of corns which covered 2/3 of the six-lane road and stretched as long as 5km. According to local villagers, the newly harvested corns can be properly dried in a couple of days and packed for sale on the spot thanks to the sunny weather and good ventilation on the road.

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60-year-old farmer builds electric wooden horse and others

| August 26th, 2014

Tinkering seems to be a timeless hobby for boys regardless of age. In China’s Jinlin Province, 60 years old farmer Li Jingyang is one good example.

With some carpenter experiences in the village, farmer Li Jingyang enjoys watching science channel and programs about inventions. And inspired by those programs, he started building the electric wooden horse in 2008. The wooden horse is 1.4m high, 2m long with an imbedded storage battery. Its body and legs are able to move forward, […]Read more…

Farmer woman carrying dynamite home

| March 1st, 2012

From Mop:

There is an oil well on the west side of Yellow River 12 Road in Binzhou City, Shandong Province.  Many villagers of nearby villages often come here to take gas home by filling a giant plastic bag with nature gas, which really make people sweat for them.  On February 20, oil field staff said, what villagers are doing are really dangerous, however the villagers never stopped when discouraged many times.

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Journalists threatened during farmland issue investigation, police refuse to help

| May 19th, 2011

From Xinhua News:

Local farmers hold banners to require government to give back their farmland

Three Xinhua News Agency journalists were threatened during an investigation of farmland transfer issue in a place in Hebei Province just 40 km away from Beijing three days ago. To their surprise, the local police turned down their request when asked for protection.

The journalists came to Xianghe County in Hebei province to investigate the farmland transfer issue which was reported by the local villagers. Upon their arrival, […]Read more…

Vegetable price plummets, farmer hangs himself in desperation

| April 28th, 2011

Han hanged himself, leaving behind his wife and young daughters

In the time when the prices of everything are sky-rocketing up in China, the recent plummeting price of vegetable seems rather abnormal and it is destructive to many vegetable farmers, most of whom are the low income population. A farmer from Shan Dong province hanged himself in desperation, leaving behind his wife and two young daughters.

Han Jin, the 39 year-old farmer, was an introvert and an honest, hard working person. […]Read more…