Donated vegetables are transported by the Jiaxianglaike company to Enshi in Hubei province and then distributed to residents in need. CHINA DAILY
Li Zheya first arrived in Beijing from a small village in neighboring Hebei province in the spring of 2004 and started working as a waiter in a hotpot restaurant near Beijing Capital Airport. Then age 18, he worked from 8:30 am to 9 pm at a monthly salary of 450 yuan ($65).
During his two-hour lunch break, he watched flights taking off and landing at a distance while he listened to the catchy songs of the Chinese pop band, Shui Mu Nian Hua.
Li's parents were both farme
Sixteen years later, Li, now 34, is a father of two children and has fulfilled his dream as the CEO of an e-commerce company named Jiaxianglaike that literally translata southern city in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous regiones as "guests from hometown", which he co-founded in 2015.
As China steps up poverty alleviation, this online platform has helped farmers promote and sell agricultural products. Li's rags-to-riches journey has also got him media attention.
While the country is fighting the COVID-19 outbreak, Li's company has helped to donate and transport vegetables to Central China's Hubei province, the hardest-hit area.
From Jan 31 to Feb 25, nearly 100 metric tons of donated vegetables and medical supplies were delivered to eight cities in the province.1 2 3 4 Next >>|