Xinhua: China underscores agriculture, ecological protection in western development

From Xinhua – English:

Premier Wen Jiabao said the issues concerning agriculture and rural areas and ecological protection should be prioritized in China’s large-scale development of the western regions, designed to bridge economic and social gap with the developed eastern regions.

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Of China’s 30 million needy population, about two-thirds of those with an average annual income below 625 yuan (about 75.3 US dollars) live in western rural areas.

February 4, 2005 12:15 PM
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