M.Phil Year 2 Translation 07MT Week 1
China vows to create a
'new socialist countryside' for millions of farmers
1. According to the World Bank, the policy is a significant shift away from the previous focus on economic development.
2. "Constructing a new socialist countryside is an important historic task in the process of China's modernisation," says the policy.
3. From this year until 2010, the government promises sustained increases in farmers' incomes, more industrial support for agriculture and faster development of public services.