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(From BBC Monitoring International Reports)
Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency)
["Hu Jintao Meets Residents of One of China's Poorest Provinces" - Xinhua headline]
Lanzhou, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) - Chinese President Hu Jintao marked the eve of the Year of Boar by frying dough twists, eating dumplings and cutting paper window decorations with poor farmers in the barren countryside of northwestern Gansu Province.
On early Saturday, buses carrying Hu and accompanying officials rocked along the bumpy mountain roads to Daping village of Dingxi city in Gansu, where Hu once visited in 1999 and …