CPPCC members pool wisdom on rural issues

Updated: 2020-11-20chinadaily.com.cn

Members of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Affairs of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee discussed tailored suggestions on issues related to "sannong", or agriculture, rural areas and farmers, at a meeting with experts, scholars and relevant departments on Nov 18. 

The meeting was important to the implementation of the spirit of the Fifth Plenary Session of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), highlighting the CPPCC's unique advantages and functions in the State governance system, said Yang Chuantang, vice-chairman of the CPPCC National Committee. 

Yang stressed that addressing the sannong issues must be put at the top of the agenda, since it is the "foundation, guarantee and support" in the building of a modern socialist country and will contribute to China's rural revitalization.

He called for overall strategic plans to promote the modernization of agriculture and rural areas, and urged earnest implementation of preferential measures concerning investment, resources allocation, public services, and talent assignment to shore up the weak links in the development of agriculture and rural areas. 

Efforts should also be made to revitalize rural areas in an orderly way and meet the growing expectations of farmers for a better life, he said, adding that CPPCC National Committee members should contribute to the implementation of the rural rejuvenation strategy and to the modernization of agriculture and rural areas by performing their duties well. 

A total of 13 CPPCC National Committee members and experts from the political consultation talent pool of the CPPCC National Committee shared their ideas on the sannong issues. Officials from the central authorities replied to questions raised by the meeting's attendees and held discussions about the experts' advice. 

In addition, the CPPCC National Committee members will continue their discussion on sannong issues online after the meeting.

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