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Rural Society in China

Letters to the Editor, May 13, 2013

Thousands turned out for May day marches on May 1, because so many workers in Hong Kong believe they are being poorly treated.

Monday, 13 May, 2013, 1:52am 4 comments

China's left-behind kids cloud the country's dream

China can dream about grandeur and resurgence, but here are some new statistics that will pull her down. In her own backyard, among her vast rural poor in the countryside, many young children have no internet service, extra-curricular books and basic child-support services. Many have to trek for hours every day to attend poorly equipped schools with classes of up to 70 pupils.

24 Mar 2013 - 4:49am

Xi Jinping visits poor in Hebei province and tells of goal to lift millions out of hardship

Party chief Xi Jinping said lifting tens of millions of people out of poverty remains the biggest challenge for the new leadership in its bid to build a moderately prosperous society by 2020, state media reported.

Xi made the remarks during a visit to Luotuowan village and Gujiatai village in Baoding, Hebei province yesterday.

31 Dec 2012 - 5:37am

Fingers point, but little children are still dying

Fifteen kindergarten pupils in rural Guixi, Jiangxi province, crammed into a van designed for seven, plunged into the cold waters of a roadside pond on Christmas Eve because their driver, who owned their unauthorised kindergarten and who had only been driving for a year, lost control of the vehicle. Eleven children died.

30 Dec 2012 - 5:42am

Wealth gap to be cut, Han Changfu tells Central Rural Work Conference

Beijing will look to boost farmers' income, protect their land rights and seek more equitable treatment for migrant workers in cities, reports from the annual rural work conference said yesterday.

23 Dec 2012 - 5:26am

Party's first policy plan to focus on rural issues, say experts

The Communist Party's first policy blueprint next year will continue to focus on rural issues, with priority likely to be given to diversifying patterns of agricultural production to encourage more specialised, large-scale farming, experts said.

21 Dec 2012 - 11:42am

Microcredit schemes struggling to aid China's rural poor

The first investments by a long-awaited fund dedicated to helping the poor through financial services has helped shed light on the huge hurdles still facing microcredit organisations in rural China.

10 Dec 2012 - 5:30am

Gansu province 'beautifies' its roadways by walling in rural villages

Rural poverty in China’s northwest is anything but a new topic. But those who want to see it for themselves may find it increasingly hard as the government ramps up efforts to conceal it – literally.

3 Dec 2012 - 6:56pm 1 comment

The reality of 'new socialist countryside'

It's impossible to miss the huge billboard at the modest entrance of Shashi, a village on the outskirts of Ganzhou .

15 May 2008 - 12:00am

Spreading the news

The son of a peasant from a southern Guangdong village, Chen Yong's aspiration as a university student was to become a scientist to advance the genetic quality of crops and improve the lot of farmers.

28 Jan 2008 - 12:00am