Wed, 15 Jul 2020

Just dance! Farmer couple dance to the rhythm of life in east China's Zhejiang.

China is trying to blunt the impact of COVID-19, vowing to realize the target of eradicating absolute poverty at the end of 2020.

RUIAN, June 4 (Xinhua) -- Peng Xiaoying and Fan Deduo are farmers in Xia'ao Village of Mayu Township, Ruian, east China's Zhejiang Province. When they are done with the farm work, the couple have a big hobby -- choreographing dances and trying them out.

Peng Xiaoying (R) and Fan Deduo enjoy a dance in Xia'ao Village of Mayu Township, Ruian, east China's Zhejiang Province, June 1, 2020. (Xinhua/Zheng Mengyu)

Peng Xiaoying (R) and Fan Deduo enjoy a dance in Xia'ao Village of Mayu Township, Ruian, east China's Zhejiang Province, June 1, 2020. (Xinhua/Zheng Mengyu)

Peng Xiaoying (1st L) and Fan Deduo enjoy a dance with their children in a farm field in Xia'ao Village of Mayu Township, Ruian, east China's Zhejiang Province, June 1, 2020. (Xinhua/Zheng Mengyu)

Eighteen years ago, Fan was injured in a traffic accident and the trauma led him to suffer from depression. In 2016, he decided to cope with depression by learning to dance with Peng.

The couple now runs an evening livestream channel on video sharing platform Tik Tok, showing their new dances to over 1.4 million followers.

Fan Deduo (L) and Peng Xiaoying tend a cornfield in Xia'ao Village of Mayu Township, Ruian, east China's Zhejiang Province, June 1, 2020. (Xinhua/Zheng Mengyu)

Peng Xiaoying (L) and Fan Deduo choreograph a dance in their courtyard in Xia'ao Village of Mayu Township, Ruian, east China's Zhejiang Province, June 1, 2020. (Xinhua/Zheng Mengyu)

Peng Xiaoying (L) and Fan Deduo prepare a meal in Xia'ao Village of Mayu Township, Ruian, east China's Zhejiang Province, June 1, 2020. (Xinhua/Zheng Mengyu)

Peng Xiaoying (R) and Fan Deduo host a livestream show at home in Xia'ao Village of Mayu Township, Ruian, east China's Zhejiang Province, June 1, 2020. (Xinhua/Zheng Mengyu)

China has targeted eradicating absolute poverty in 2020. The country is actively addressing the challenges brought by the epidemic on poverty alleviation and vowing to realize the poverty-alleviation target at the end of 2020.

Peng Xiaoying (L) and Fan Deduo enjoy a dance in Xia'ao Village of Mayu Township, Ruian, east China's Zhejiang Province, June 1, 2020. (Xinhua/Zheng Mengyu)

Fan Deduo (R) and his family return from farm work in Xia'ao Village of Mayu Township, Ruian, east China's Zhejiang Province, June 1, 2020. (Xinhua/Zheng Mengyu)

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