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Yang Shaoshu follows the students to ensure their safety when they climb the cliff on their way to school in Qianxi county, Bijie city, Southwest China's Guizhou Province. (Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn)
In 1987, the local government built a school so that more children could receive an education. Yang became a teacher at that school.
But Yang discovered that to get to the new school, students had to spend more than one hour climbing the tallest peak of Chuangtou Mountain and traversing Fengzi cliff, which is two kilometers long.