Industrialisation of rural Shaxi (pt 2/3)
As the most senior official in the local government, Communist Party Secretary Gao is determined to realise his grand plan to introduce urbanisation to Shaxi. But he faces a number of challenges, one of which is the inability of some of his less well-educated colleagues to grasp his ideas. Part of Gao's ambition is to redevelop much of the farmland into new housing estates for the community, with the ultimate aim of establishing a 'xiaokang shehui' - a 'well-off society' - in Shaxi. In a bid to achieve this before his term is up in two years' time, however, it is his own family life that suffers as a result.