Rural cooperatives have long been a driving force in the country’s agricultural and rural development, and President Xi Jinping wants them to be a “bridge for the Communist Party to maintain close ties with the rural masses”. Photo: Xinhua Rural cooperatives have long been a driving force in the country’s agricultural and rural development, and President Xi Jinping wants them to be a “bridge for the Communist Party to maintain close ties with the rural masses”. Photo: Xinhua
Rural cooperatives have long been a driving force in the country’s agricultural and rural development, and President Xi Jinping wants them to be a “bridge for the Communist Party to maintain close ties with the rural masses”. Photo: Xinhua

China’s Xi urges revival of old rural distribution system to boost economy and enhance ‘ties with rural masses’

  • From the days of Mao Zedong until the late 1970s, rural cooperatives were the only place where peasants could access daily goods and farming supplies
  • Renewed call is in line with president’s recent push for China to embrace an inward-facing ‘dual-circulation’ strategy of domestic development

Topic |   China economy
Rural cooperatives have long been a driving force in the country’s agricultural and rural development, and President Xi Jinping wants them to be a “bridge for the Communist Party to maintain close ties with the rural masses”. Photo: Xinhua Rural cooperatives have long been a driving force in the country’s agricultural and rural development, and President Xi Jinping wants them to be a “bridge for the Communist Party to maintain close ties with the rural masses”. Photo: Xinhua
Rural cooperatives have long been a driving force in the country’s agricultural and rural development, and President Xi Jinping wants them to be a “bridge for the Communist Party to maintain close ties with the rural masses”. Photo: Xinhua
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