Danzhai Wanda Village Welcomes Hollywood Actor as its Rotating Mayor
Matt William 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.
Matt William 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 inauguration 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.