China's Rural Areas: Building a Moderately Prosperous Society

1st Edition

China Development Research Foundation

Published April 25, 2017
Reference - 360 Pages - 42 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138705005 - CAT# Y323961
Series: Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

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The prosperity of China’s people has advanced very much in recent decades. However, in many respects China is still a developing country, and this is especially true of rural areas where economic progress has not been as marked as in urban areas and where many people still live in relative poverty. The Chinese government recognizes that more hard work is needed in order to improve prosperity in the countryside. This book provides a systematic and comprehensive analysis of the situation in China’s rural areas, assesses the effectiveness or otherwise of current policies, and puts forward proposals for further development. Subjects covered include the changing population profile of rural areas, land ownership, agricultural improvements, and local self-government.

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