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]