Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Monday, February 13, 2017

China's plans for farming

This sounds as specific as some Executive Orders signed in Washington, D.C., but it does hint at the awareness of issues by the top leaders.

Economic Watch: Agricultural reform key to China's prosperity
China's first central document of 2017 promises to maintain the drive to resolve rural issues on the road to a moderately prosperous society by 2020.

The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council released a document on supply-side structural reform in the agriculture sector…

Rural areas should make greater strides toward a moderately well-off society by raising agricultural efficiency and farmers' incomes, and promoting green production, the document said…

Rice harvest
Building the kind of moderately prosperous society China's leaders envisage by 2020 means doubling 2010 GDP and residents' incomes, while lifting the whole population above the poverty line.

The urban-rural income gap continued to narrow last year, with per capita disposable income of rural residents rising 6.2 percent compared to only 5.6 percent among the urban population…

A better deal for farmers, along with ensuring food security, are central to the planned reform…

During the reform process, it is imperative that national grain security be guaranteed… Output dropped slightly in 2016, ending a 12-year rising streak, but still the second highest year on record…

A chain of innovation centers will be created, and clean production that uses less water will be promoted and polluted soil be rehabilitated…

Public private partnerships, subsidies and special rural development funds are just some of the ways the government will encourage investment…

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