A farmer tends to a field in front of a construction site in Shanghai. The push for unemployed people to consider a life in the countryside comes at a time when the nation is struggling to create jobs in the cities. Photo: ReutersA farmer tends to a field in front of a construction site in Shanghai. The push for unemployed people to consider a life in the countryside comes at a time when the nation is struggling to create jobs in the cities. Photo: Reuters
A farmer tends to a field in front of a construction site in Shanghai. The push for unemployed people to consider a life in the countryside comes at a time when the nation is struggling to create jobs in the cities. Photo: Reuters

China seeks to convince legions of unemployed to start afresh in the countryside

New central government guidelines have instructed local authorities to help newcomers with financing and technical assistance

A farmer tends to a field in front of a construction site in Shanghai. The push for unemployed people to consider a life in the countryside comes at a time when the nation is struggling to create jobs in the cities. Photo: ReutersA farmer tends to a field in front of a construction site in Shanghai. The push for unemployed people to consider a life in the countryside comes at a time when the nation is struggling to create jobs in the cities. Photo: Reuters
A farmer tends to a field in front of a construction site in Shanghai. The push for unemployed people to consider a life in the countryside comes at a time when the nation is struggling to create jobs in the cities. Photo: Reuters
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