China’s New Priority Is Farmers and Land
By TED ANTHONY, Associated Press
“BEIJING – After two decades of pushing progress in its cities and training a new generation of globalized capitalists, China’s leadership signaled a significant shift Friday, turning attention and resources to the hundreds of millions of citizens who work the land.
For Communist Party leaders, the stewards of a fast-changing nation where 800 million people still live in the countryside, the new priorities are farmers – their problems and their land. ”
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