Xinhua reports on the two-day rural work conference that ended yesterday:
China concluded the annual central rural work conference on Sunday with a pledge to enhance rural infrastructure construction, promote stable development of agriculture and facilitate a sustained income growth for farmers next year.
The pledge should be carried out in 2008 and a certain period of time thereafter in accordance with the requirement of realizing integration of urban and rural economic and social development, according to the two-day meeting.
Efforts should be exerted to ensure supply of major agricultural products, settle problems concerning people’s livelihood in rural areas and push forward the “new countryside” scheme, the meeting said. [Full text]