Villagers renovate a rural road in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, a mountainous region plagued by poverty. Photo: Xinhua Villagers renovate a rural road in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, a mountainous region plagued by poverty. Photo: Xinhua
Villagers renovate a rural road in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, a mountainous region plagued by poverty. Photo: Xinhua
Zhou Xin
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Zhou Xin

Revitalising China’s rural regions is Xi Jinping’s next priority

  • For President Xi Jinping, a widening urban-rural divide is not helping the Chinese dream of national rejuvenation
  • With Beijing having declared victory in its battle of ending extreme poverty, Xi is now replacing it with a grander project of “comprehensive rural revitalisation”

Villagers renovate a rural road in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, a mountainous region plagued by poverty. Photo: Xinhua Villagers renovate a rural road in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, a mountainous region plagued by poverty. Photo: Xinhua
Villagers renovate a rural road in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, a mountainous region plagued by poverty. Photo: Xinhua
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Zhou Xin

Zhou Xin

Zhou Xin co-leads the political economy team at the Post. He mainly covers economic stories but also writes about Chinese politics and diplomacy. He has previously worked for Reuters and Bloomberg in Beijing.