"Three-color Economy" and "Shanyin Mode"

Dec 02, 2011, 07:00 ET from City Channel of CRI Online

SHANYIN COUNTY, China, Dec. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Located in the northern part of Shanxi province, Shanyin county is nicknamed the "coal capital" for its rich coalmine reserve. At the same time, the thriving livestock industry in Shanyin has also won fame as the "milk capital" for the county. An original report from City Channel of CRI Online follows:

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In recent years, the local government of Shanyin county has developed a unique mode of economic transition that is summarized as the "three-color economy" – black coal, white milk, and green ecology.

Black: Shanyin is a typical resource-based county, and the coalmine industry accounts for more than 80 percent of the local economy. In recent years, the local government has reshuffled coalmine resources, standardized the safety measures of coalmine construction, fastened the step of machinery digging, and constructed a batch of efficient coalmines.

White: Shanyin county has a long history of cow-breeding with lots of experience and on a large scale. In recent years, the local government paid more attention to the "white economy" and made the dairy industry as the main income source of the local farmers. At the same time, the local people have developed a special daily-industry chain that included fodder production and the process of livestock and poultry feces.

Green: Shanyin county is dedicated to the development of ecological tourism that is featured by border culture, ancient military sites, and modern ecological civilization. The related industries, including restaurants and hotels, sightseeing, fruit picking, trade, and logistics, are also boosted by the rapid development of the local tourism.

SOURCE City Channel of CRI Online