Bridging the urban and rural gap
At a time when the global financial meltdown and looming recession are capturing the world's attention, some have wondered why China's highest leadership still places rural development high on its work agenda.
On the reform road to rural areas
The central leadership's new proposals to carry forward rural reforms is likely to make life more comfortable for farmers and lift their living standards.
China makes tremendous progress in poverty reduction since reform, opening-up
China has made tremendous progress in poverty alleviation since the country adopted its policy of reform and opening-up in 1978, according to a senior economist at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.