rural finance

Chinese Farmers Battle the Elements – Michael Bristow

From BBC News: A careless relative of one farmer started a fire to clear what was left of their already-harvested field. Unfortunately, the wind fanned the flames and before long, the fire had spread to nearby unharvested fields. Farmers desperately cleared a path in front of the flames to halt their advance. They succeeded, but […]

China Tries to Make Lending Easier in Rural Areas – Tamora Vidaillet and Eadie Chen

From Reuters, via The International Herald Tribune: China has long struggled to channel lending to rural China, from which mainstream banks have largely retreated. But now that the big city-oriented state banks have been more or less nursed back to health, the Communist Party is switching gears and backing an array of initiatives to build […]

Farmers Cooperative Association – Xie Yongmo

An investigative report from Zhinong Net, translated by CDT: A farmers cooperative association in Yushutai Township of Lishu County in Jilin Province caught the attention of media and Zhongnanhai. The Party’s number one document of this year encourages the development of such associations. Baixin Cooperative Association, now a group of 43 households, started with eight […]

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