China relocates villagers living in 800m-high cliffs in anti-poverty drive

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They used to call an 800m-high cliff home, but dozens of villagers in China’s Sichuan province have now been relocated to an urban housing estate. Atulie’er village became famous after photos emerged showing adults and children precariously scaling the cliff using just rattan ladders. Around 84 households have now been moved into newly built flats as part of a local poverty alleviation campaign. It’s part of a bigger national campaign to end poverty by the end of 2020.