Beijing is hoping a revitalised farmers’ cooperative system will help lift millions of rural residents out of poverty. Photo: Reuters

Xi Jinping turns to Mao Zedong-era system to lift millions of China’s rural poor out of poverty

  • President Xi Jinping has pledged to lift millions of rural poor out of poverty and he is hoping a revitalised Mao-era system will do the trick
  • More than 10,000 primary supply and marketing cooperatives have been set up in the past six years and funding for them is growing fast
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Beijing is hoping a revitalised farmers’ cooperative system will help lift millions of rural residents out of poverty. Photo: Reuters
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