Hainan province is taking a series of steps to help eradicate poverty by 2020, in line with the central government's poverty reduction plan.
In the face of this widening wealth gap, politicians in some Western countries have failed so far to look inward in search of solutions. Instead, they look outside for scapegoats, blaming foreign countries for job losses and cashing in on domestic populism.
"In the past, emergency management functions were separated in different ministries. If approved, the new ministry will become a single department responsible for major safety risks with clearly-defined power and responsibilities," said Zhu Lijia, a professor of public management at the Chinese Academy of Governance.
Farmers in the village used to grow low-productivity rice and other crops, earning incomes of less than 3,000 yuan a year in 2008, before they were encouraged by the local government to grow sweet potatoes instead.
Chinese President Xi Jinping is a sports enthusiast who enjoyed playing football and volleyball when younger and actively takes part in swimming and mountaineering.
The year-on-year economic growth rate of 6.9 percent last year also was remarkable among the world's major economies, he added.
While playing its own game indulging their vanity and vexation, the Trump administration would do well to heed the Chinese adage that if you must play, you should always know the stakes and when to quit.