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Video app Kuaishou offers window into China’s rural life

Rival to flashy TikTok wins over farmers and factory workers with its simplicity

Chinese farmer Jiang Jinchun uses the Kuaishou video-sharing app to share snapshots of rural life.

BEIJING -- In a village in the mountains of China's Jiangxi Province, 41-year-old Jiang Jinchun has garnered a following of 1.5 million people with his videos of moments from everyday rural life -- picking tea leaves, for instance, or cooking fish caught in a nearby river.

"I bet you've never seen such a fine bamboo shoot," he says in one clip.

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