Danzhai Wanda Village Welcomes Hollywood Actor as its 40th Rotating Mayor
Matthew Knowles, a Hollywood actor, recently visited Danzhai Wanda Village and acted as its 40th Rotating Mayor. It was the first time that a Hollywood actor had participated in the Danzhai poverty alleviation program.
Matthew Knowles became popular in China for his work in a number of Chinese films including Deng Xiao Ping at History’s Crossroad and Red Star Over China. At his inaugura-tion ceremony, Matthew said, “I am delighted to come back to Guizhou, which I warmly view as my second hometown. 10 years ago, when I was a volunteer English teacher, I was delighted to make a small contribution to local education. Today, I am very impressed by Wanda’s unique model for poverty alleviation under which the Group launched a countywide poverty relief program in Danzhai to push forward enterprise-led, targeted poverty relief efforts. This has since emerged as a highly innovative approach to reducing poverty and clearly demonstrates Wanda’s long-term commitment and resolve to improving people’s lives. I am hugely honored to have been invited by Wanda to serve as Danzhai’s Rotating Mayor and I hope to help ignite the dreams of local kids and promote Danzhai to the world through my visit.”