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OECD Rural Policy Reviews: China 2009

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Published on May 05, 2009

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With more than 700 million residents living in rural areas, China is still a predominantly rural country. But despite substantial improvements in standards of living, the Chinese countryside is largely lagging behind. This report analyses the key socio-economic forces at work in China's rural areas and discusses the current government strategy for rural development. It argues that in order to bridge rural-urban divides the current policy approach needs to go further in recognising rural-urban complementarities beyond agriculture and that food-security targets need to be balanced with wider rural development objectives.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Assessment and Recommendations
Profile of Rural China
Policy Assessment
Policy Recommendations
Bibliography
Évaluation et recommandations
Assessment and recommendations (Chinese version)
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This report analyses the key socio-economic forces at work in China’s rural areas and discusses the current government strategy for rural development. It argues that in order to bridge rural-urban divides the current policy approach needs to go beyond agriculture and that food-security targets need to be balanced with wider rural development objectives. This will entail a greater focus on investment rather than redistributive measures.

 

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