“You are a part of me and I am a part of you.” It is a vivid description of harmonious ethnic relations in Guangxi, which is also the foundation of Guangxi’s brilliant achievements in the 60 years’ development.
Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region was founded in 1958.People usually refer to Guangxi as Zhuangxiang (the hometown of the people with Zhuang nationality).
Guangxi, with a population of more than 56 million including over 20 million ethnic minorities (over 18 million Zhuang), is the province with the largest population of ethnic minorities in China.
12 native ethnic groups including Zhuang, Han, Yao, Miao, Dong etc., and 44 other ethnic groups live in harmony and work together here.
One set of data shows that the soil and water nourish the regional ethnic characters with “Enjoy our own beauty, accept other forms of beauty and appreciate every form of beauty with diversity and integrity”: In Guangxi, there are more than 1.3 million families whose members belong to more than two ethnic groups. People of all ethnic groups hold together like pomegranate seeds.
Over the past 60 years, the notable advantages of the CPC’s ethnic policy and the system of regional ethnic autonomy have been fully demonstrated in Guangxi. Guangxi adheres to poverty alleviation as the most important political responsibility, the largest project for people’s livelihood and the biggest development opportunity, and implements the strategy of targeted poverty relief with patience and accuracy akin to “doing embroidery”.
In recent years, Guangxi’s fiscal policies have been tilted towards areas inhabited by ethnic groups. The situation of “travelling on foot, getting light by burning candles, carrying water with shoulders and communicating by shouting” has completely changed. Poverty-stricken areas inhabited by ethnic groups are accelerating toward a moderately prosperous society.
Heart to heart, hand in hand. People of all ethnic groups in Guangxi are working together to build a model area for ethnic unity and progress and are enjoying the bright future of ethnic unity.