Yu Guojiang, 63, carries manure to his field in China's Yeli village. His wife and son have already left as part of China's plans to move 2 million villagers into the cities of Guizhou province. The aim of the government is to ease rural poverty and narrow the income inequality gap.
An abandoned house sits on a mountain in Yeli. Italian photographer Michele Palazzi wanted to document the local customs and traditions before they could fade away as a result of the migration.