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High-level Forum on China Rural Development 2013 opens in Beijing

DATE:2013-05-28       SOURCE:Research Center for Rural Economy, MOA

The High-level Forum on China Rural Development 2013 opened in Beijing on May 25, 2013.


The Forum is to implement the guiding principles of the 18th CPC National Congress and the Central Rural Work Conference, to advance modern agriculture and rural development, promote the urban-rural integrated development, and fuel the all-round development of a moderately prosperous society. Its theme is “to complete the building of a moderately prosperous society through rural reform & development".


MOA Vice Minister Yu Xinrong attended and addressed the opening ceremony of the Forum. Deputy Director Tang Renjian of the Office of Central Rural Work Leading Group, Deputy Director Huang Shouhong of the Research Office of the State Council, Deputy Director Han Jun of the Development Research Center of the State Council, President Ke Bingsheng of China Agricultural University, Chairman Yin Chengjie of Chinese Association of Agricultural Economics attended the Forum and delivered keynote speeches. In addition, scholars from the Research Office of the State Council, the Development Research Center of the State Council, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Construction, People's Bank of China, Tsinghua University, Beijing Normal University, China Agricultural University, Nanjing Agricultural University, etc., also joined discussions and made presentations at the Forum.


Presentations were focused on boosting modern agriculture, building new socialist countryside, facilitating farmers' income growth, promoting a balanced urban-rural development, and innovating agricultural operation mechanism.The participants of the Forum analyzed China's current situation and existing problems in this regard, and proposed approaches and measures on further pushing forward rural reform and development in the future. 


Over 100 participants representing research institutes, higher education institutes and local governmental authorities attended the Forum.

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