China's ethnic Kam people in remote areas now wired up to Wi-Fi and 4G

Tongguan village in Liping county is a remote mountainous region in southwest China’s Guizhou province.

The inconvenient traffic once made the ethnic Dong people, also known as the Kam people, isolated from the outside world.

But things changed in 2014, when China Mobile, the country’s largest state-owned telecom operator, erected a 4G base station in the area to make Wi-Fi available to the local villagers.

65-year-old Wu Peishan has learned how to use China’s popular social media app, WeChat…


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