Chengdu Reform: Merging Rural And Urban –


On August 20, a large-scale campaign involving tens of thousands of officials was launched in southwest China’s Sichuan Province. These officials, used to working in urban government agencies, were asked to move their desks to the backward rural areas for next two years.

Besides their desks, they are expected to bring the villages their advanced concepts, valuable networking resources, and help develop the local economy. The pilot program “Officials going to rural areas” has already been implemented more than half a year ago in Chengdu, capital city of Sichuan.

Meanwhile, “farmers going to cities”, another parallel program, has also been implemented in Chengdu. [Full Text]


Subscribe to CDT


Browsers Unbounded by Lantern

Now, you can combat internet censorship in a new way: by toggling the switch below while browsing China Digital Times, you can provide a secure "bridge" for people who want to freely access information. This open-source project is powered by Lantern, know more about this project.

Google Ads 1

Giving Assistant

Google Ads 2

Anti-censorship Tools

Life Without Walls

Click on the image to download Firefly for circumvention

Open popup

Welcome back!

CDT is a non-profit media site, and we need your support. Your contribution will help us provide more translations, breaking news, and other content you love.