China is backing feature towns that excel in producing one product, such as drones, lingerie or poetry. Many are located in poor regions left behind by China’s rapid industrialisation. Jyotsna Singh talks to the FT's Gabriel Wildau about the aim of the initiative and whether it can succeed in reviving some of the country's rural backwaters. Music by David Sappa
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