An elderly farmer dries maize in her courtyard in Botou, Hebei province, last October 12. Photo: Xinhua

Rural China will gain if Beijing cultivates change in farm support schemes

Wusheng Yu says direct payments and more open farm trade can help China to reduce agricultural support costs and so free up resources for rural development needs

Topic |   China economy

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An elderly farmer dries maize in her courtyard in Botou, Hebei province, last October 12. Photo: Xinhua
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