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The REAL Rural China 🇨🇳 | S2, EP53

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The video showcases the lives of elderly farmers in Jinhe Station, struggling with transportation and ticket sales in a small town lacking online services. It follows a traveler buying a train ticket and interacting with vendors, highlighting the hard work of rural populations in Tongren. The traditional wok washing ceremony in Guizhou province is detailed, emphasizing community and preserving cooking practices. Elderly villagers in the region are shown to be social and connected, with abundant pomelo trees and pumpkins. The video provides a glimpse into the daily lives and challenges of ordinary Chinese people, contrasting with urban-focused content.

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📊 Transcript
Challenges faced by elderly farmers in Jinhe Station.
02:21
Elderly farmers struggle to obtain driving licenses due to their age, impacting their ability to transport goods to other provinces.
The small town of Jinhe Station lacks online ticket sales, resulting in a crowded waiting hall filled with fresh vegetables and people waiting for trains.
These farmers have been selling goods for decades and rely on motor tricycles for transportation.
The video aims to provide a glimpse into the lives of ordinary Chinese people, offering a contrast to city-focused content often seen on YouTube.
Traveler's experience of buying a train ticket and interacting with vendors on the train.
04:45
The traveler encountered an aunty who explained the process of buying a train ticket directly on the train.
The traveler also bought oranges and earth radishes from a vendor on the train.
The vendor used simple tools to sell produce, and the traveler helped transport heavy baskets onto the train.
The earth radishes were described as pretty and tasty, with the traveler enjoying them for the first time.
Hardworking rural population in Tongren selling fruits and vegetables with dedication.
11:16
Despite challenges, they earn around 100-200 yuan per day until old age.
Narrator expresses hope for their success in selling produce.
Narrator transitions to journey to Yunshe and struggle to find accommodation.
Local community in Yunshe shown to be helpful, segment ends with a phone call to manager of a virtual number.
Traditional wok washing ceremony in Guizhou province.
21:55
Wok must be heated up, oiled, and seasoned to prevent food from turning black.
Process ensures wok is ready for cooking and maintains quality.
Ceremony passed down through generations and involves entire community, fostering closeness and social interaction.
Highlights charm of countryside life and importance of preserving traditional cooking practices.
Elderly villagers in the region are not lonely due to daily interactions with neighbors and visiting each other's houses.
22:34
The speaker is impressed by the size of pumpkins and pomelo trees in the area, which is drastically different from the weather in their hometown.
Pomelos are described as large oranges with thick skin and are abundant in the region.