Xinhua News Agency, Nanjing, July 4th,

title : "'Small sachets' become our 'golden purses' to get rich"

  Xinhua News Agency reporters Zhao Jiulong and Zheng Shengzhu

  On December 12, 2017, General Secretary Xi Jinping visited Mazhuang Village, Jiawang District, Xuzhou City, Jiangsu Province.

In the sachet making room in the village, the general secretary admired the various sachets made by the villagers, and spent money to buy a traditional Chinese medicine sachet made by the villager Wang Xiuying.

Recently, a reporter from Xinhua News Agency visited Wang Xiuying and shared her story of developing the sachet industry with the villagers under the encouragement of the general secretary——

  That afternoon, I worked as usual in the workshop, sewing sachets.

General Secretary Xi Jinping walked in and had a cordial exchange with everyone. The scene at that time is vivid in my mind.

  When the general secretary saw our handmade special sachets, he repeatedly praised them as "really good" and "very delicate".

I told the general secretary that the traditional Chinese medicine sachets made by myself sell well, with a net income of more than 200,000 yuan per year.

The general secretary held a sachet in his hand, complimented me on my good craftsmanship, and even bought another one with his own money. He smiled and said, "I want to join in as well."

  "Xuzhou Sachet" is a national intangible cultural heritage.

I've made sachets all my life.

In the past, I made sachets just to subsidize my family, just thinking about living a good life.

General Secretary Xi Jinping's affirmation and encouragement made me realize that I have to do a good job in inheriting non-genetics and driving the villagers to become rich.

  I have my own sachet workshop, and the surrounding villagers, enterprise employees, primary and secondary school students and even foreign friends come to learn to sew sachets.

I teach everyone patiently and hope to pass this craft on to more people.

Now, my son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter all follow me to learn how to make sachets.

  During the inspection, General Secretary Xi Jinping pointed out that the development of characteristic industries and economy is an important measure to accelerate the modernization of agriculture and rural areas, and it has pointed out the development direction for us.

In recent years, in accordance with the requirements of the general secretary, we have actively developed characteristic industries, established folk culture and handicraft cooperatives, cultivated experts in the production of traditional Chinese medicine sachets, built an online sales platform, and strengthened the "one-stop" service of production, transportation and sales.

Today, the sachet industry continues to grow and is sold overseas.

Some young people are smart, and cooperate with cultural and creative companies to launch various fashionable sachets, which are broadcast live on the Internet and are very popular.

  Today, "small sachets" have become our "golden purses" for getting rich.

More than 300 villagers in our village and surrounding villages are engaged in making sachets. Last year, the output value of Mazhuang sachets exceeded 8 million yuan.

  We will continue to protect the brand of "Xuzhou Sachet", let the "fragrance" of the sachet travel thousands of miles, and "embroider" a better life with everyone's hands.

  Photographer: Ji Chunpeng

  Video reporters: Li Yuze, Mao Jun

  Visual | Editor: Jiang Xiao, Hao Xiaojing

  Video editors: Yang Mu, Zhao Bo, Li Tao

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