Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Friday, January 02, 2009

Don't forget to "serve the people"

Using a phrase reminiscent of the Cultural Revolution, the Chinese vice-president urges young, educated leaders to "serve the farmers."

Respect and serve farmers, Chinese leader tells students-turned village chiefs

"Chinese vice-president Xi Jinping... urged village chiefs selected from college graduates to respect and serve farmers so as to win their trust and support...

"Appointing village chiefs from college graduates is a strategic decision to develop rural economy and strengthen the foundation of the ruling of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in the countryside, said Xi, who is also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee..."

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