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China's deep poverty-stricken county to create a world guitar "Holy Land"

Michael 2017-12-27 08:47:28
Xinhua News Agency, Guiyang, December 20, "This guitar, one sold by our company for every two on the international market," said Zhang Jiefeng, pointing to an electric guitar being assembled. This is the famous brand in Japan by Ibena.
The former poor peasant is now one of China's most successful guitar makers. He served as general manager of Guizhou Kaifeng Musical Instrument Manufacturing Co., Ltd. last year produced more than 450,000 guitars for export, the supply of the world's top ten guitar brands in six, customers in more than 30 countries.
42-year-old Zhang Jie Feng in accordance with the drawings provided by foreign production. "Too many orders before Christmas and there is zero stock now," he said.
Surrounded by mountains, his company covers an area of 50,000 square meters and is located in Zheng'an County, Guizhou Province, one of the poorest areas in China.
To help the local people out of poverty, the county government has built an international guitar park and currently has 29 guitar manufacturers such as Divine Comedy. Zheng An has become one of the world's largest guitar production base, with an annual output of 5 million, the output value of 5 billion yuan.
Kaifeng company has 600 workers, mostly poor farmers in the nearby villages.
"The earliest people did not believe guitars such as Moeller and Massignu were made by a group of migrant workers," Zhang said.
He will not play the guitar, but he is familiar with the 186 procedures for producing a guitar. He said that it is the hand that seeks survival to turn the cropping hand into a musical instrument.
Guitar as a Western musical instrument, 40 years ago, gradually became popular in China.
In 1993, Zhang Jie Feng came to Guangzhou more than 1,000 kilometers away and worked as a guitar factory in Taiwan.
"My village is poor and my family can not support me and my three eldest brothers in secondary school," he said.
Zhengan suffered a severe drought in 1992 and the villagers needed to line up overnight to pick up the groundwater seeping from the karst rocks.
Factory in Guangzhou, Zhang Jie seal learned to make guitar. The boss appreciates his skillful workmanship and hardworking qualities, elevating him to managerial position. In 2007 they opened their own guitar factory.
Deng Zhaotao, Party Secretary of Zheng'an County, said that China's reform and opening up as well as its economic globalization have created opportunities for ordinary people trapped in the mountains by generations.
Since the reform and opening up, China has left 700 million people out of poverty. The remaining 40 million people will be fully out of poverty by 2020.
Cadres promised to give guitars producers better loans, factories, services and more to help them expand their production. In addition, the temperature and humidity are also very suitable for the production of guitar.
Zhengan government is planning to build the world's largest guitar museum, but also set up guitar lessons in schools.
"We hope everyone in the world who loves the guitar will come here to have a look," said Tang Zhaotao.
Magistrate Wu Qi said that the success of guitar workers has liberated the local people's thinking and changed their conservative conception.
"In China, miracles can happen anytime, anywhere, as long as we give our party strong leadership and serve the industrious and wise people," he said.