More young people join China’s top legislature to shape the country
2018-03-12 14:59:00

Born in July, 1995, Xu Ping is the youngest deputy among the 148 deputies of China's National People’s Congress (NPC) from southwestern Sichuan Province who came to Beijing for the ongoing Two Sessions.

The 22-year-old came from a village in Qingchuan County in Sichuan Province.

On May 12, 2008, a devastating magnitude-8 earthquake shook Sichuan, and left many areas destroyed, with Xu’s hometown among the worst-hit areas.

Qingchuan County after the earthquake in 2008./Photo via Xinhua

Xu was lucky to survive.

She received help and support from local community and the government, which helped her to stay strong as she witnessed the reconstruction of her hometown.

“I have received help during the past 10 years, I hope that I can now help others,” Xu told CGTN Digital during an interview.

“I used to witness changes, now I want to push changes. As a deputy of the NPC, I believe I can make this notion a reality and help contribute to the cultural development of the city I’m living in,” she said.

Source: CGTN Editor: Hiram