Two wealthy villages in our country are known as "World's No. 1 Village". Who deserves this name?
There are always a lot of new products in China. While there is a sense of comparison, it also gives pride to many regions. After all, who doesn't want to be more positive. However, many new items are self-proclaimed by people and are not officially certified, and who is better is to be judged by network users.
Today I'll introduce you to two villages, both called "World's No. 1 Village". Let's find out about it together and see which one is more worthy of this title.
This village, which was called "the first village in world" in ancient times, was called Zhoucun. This is no longer a village, but an area within city. At same time, because it is rich in elements, it was designed for tourism, and there are certain Zhoucun streets and so on.
When you look at this village now, it's not particularly conspicuous, but in a particular historical period, it's an existence envied by all parts of country. Therefore, in order to perpetuate former glory of this village, most of descendants still gather here, and many external advertising channels are involved so that people know the history of this village.
Speaking of history of this village, one cannot fail to mention appearance of merchants from various places at end of Qing Dynasty. After a period of commercial suppression, it is finally unstoppable. During late Qing Dynasty, long-distance transportation gangs sprang up all over country.
This kind of business gangs are formed by people from one area, they transport goods and sell them back to their hometowns throughout country. In this way, people can categorize merchants they may meet into many genres according to their accent, such as Shanxi merchants, Huizhou merchants, and so on.
The village we're talking about today is home of Lu merchants. Local business development is very prosperous, whole street is full of commercial activities, and people of different nationalities and backgrounds are shopping in street, and it is a thriving scene.
It even attracted emperor to visit here. At that time, Emperor Qianlong passed here, sighing from prosperity here, thinking that capital was not as good as here. Therefore, name here is specially given as "the first village in world." So said emperor, can't others believe it?
The name "Village No. 1 in world" is also known, and it has spread all over country, people trust businessmen who came out of this village. This further contributed to development here, and more and more businessmen began to leave their homes to do business throughout country. It can be said that almost country's great wealth was taken here.
Until now, this name has been passed down from generation to generation. Now, if centenarians are alive, then from their lips you can hear how their grandparents and fathers started their own business and started their own business.
(2) Huaxi Village
The history of this village is more recent than history of first village. He really became famous all over world after founding of People's Republic of China. At that time, China was in a period of development, coupled with several years of drought, many people could not eat. The Huaxi Brigade at that time was also like that.
However, when some gangs can't eat enough, they can only wait for state's help, while Huaxi Brigade actively strives for self-development. They believed that relying on others is worse than relying on themselves, so they began to work hard, and whole village became one rope, mastered wastelands and cultivated land, learned agricultural hi-tech. Gradually, people began to get enough food.
Later, since everyone in this village worked very hard, no one was lazy. Thus, everyone's family is richer. After they had satisfied their needs for food and clothing, they began to explore other ideas and decided to build factories and develop industries. You know, at that time most of factories were distributed among cities, and few people from villages decided to build factories on their own.
So this can be considered first case in country. After their success in practice, whole country raised a fuss. The state also paid special attention to their experience and began to promote it throughout country, many villages sent their employees here to learn from their experience.
As a result, village's reputation as "the world's No. 1 village" began to slowly spread. At that time, development of Huaxi village was able to lead most villages in country, and even now it is most developed among many administrative villages.
On numerous exhibition boards in village, you can learn bit by bit history of development of village, how they studied agricultural technologies, how they decided to build factories, and so on. Through such training, people can better understand a steadfast and relentless spirit in times of difficulty.
Actually summing up merits of two villages, we found that reason two villages were able to succeed was because people in villages were strong enough to organize some sort of business activity together. No one is holding back and no one is retreating, such unity has made these two villages what they are today.
So it can also provoke our thinking. Sometimes unity really is only criterion for a team's success. After so many introductions, how did you find out about these two villages? What do you think, which of them can be called real village No. 1 in the world?