Liv­ing Im­proves in Ru­ral Bei­jing

‘Sun­shine Cater­ing’ for Safer Food

Beijing (English) - - FRONT PAGE - Trans­lated by Wang Wei Edited by Mark Zuiderveld

In the past year, when vis­it­ing the city’s ru­ral ar­eas, Bei­jingers have no­ticed im­prove­ments in its wa­ter re­sources, green spa­ces, road net­works and coun­try­side inns.

At the 19th Na­tional Con­gress of the Com­mu­nist Party of China (CPC) held in Oc­to­ber 2017, pur­su­ing a ru­ral vi­tal­i­sa­tion strat­egy was pro­posed, and writ­ten in the Con­sti­tu­tion of the CPC, em­pha­sis­ing “is­sues re­lat­ing to agri­cul­ture, ru­ral ar­eas,

and ru­ral peo­ple are fun­da­men­tal to China as they di­rectly con­cern its sta­bil­ity and its peo­ple’s well­be­ing; ad­dress­ing th­ese is­sues should have a cen­tral place on the work agenda of the Party, and we must pri­ori­tise de­vel­op­ing agri­cul­ture and ru­ral ar­eas; to build ru­ral ar­eas with thriv­ing busi­nesses, suit­able liv­ing en­vi­ron­ments, so­cial eti­quette and ci­vil­ity, ef­fec­tive gov­er­nance and pros­per­ity, we need to put in place sys­tems, mech­a­nisms and poli­cies for pro­mot­ing in­te­grated ur­ban­rural devel­op­ment, and speed up mod­erni­sa­tion of agri­cul­ture and ru­ral ar­eas.”

From De­cem­ber 28 to 29, 2017, the Cen­tral Ru­ral Work Con­fer­ence out­lined ma­jor tasks and tar­gets for the ru­ral vi­tal­i­sa­tion strat­egy. Gen­eral Sec­re­tary of the CPC Cen­tral Com­mit­tee Xi Jin­ping and other mem­bers of the Stand­ing Com­mit­tee of the Po­lit­i­cal Bu­reau of the CPC Cen­tral Com­mit­tee at­tended the con­fer­ence. Ac­cord­ing to the con­fer­ence, pur­su­ing the vi­tal­i­sa­tion strat­egy was a ba­sis for ad­dress­ing is­sues re­lat­ing to agri­cul­ture, ru­ral ar­eas and vil­lagers. The con­fer­ence stated a guid­ing ide­ol­ogy, ba­sic prin­ci­ples and a grand blueprint with three stages of im­ple­ment­ing the vi­tal­i­sa­tion strat­egy, and its seven ways, with Chi­nese char­ac­ter­is­tics.

The CPC Bei­jing Mu­nic­i­pal Com­mit­tee and the Peo­ple’s Gov­ern­ment of Bei­jing Mu­nic­i­pal­ity con­sider is­sues re­lat­ing to agri­cul­ture, ru­ral ar­eas and ru­ral peo­ple to be very im­por­tant. Since the 19th CPC Na­tional Con­gress, Bei­jing Mu­nic­i­pal Com­mis­sion of Ru­ral Af­fairs has im­ple­mented the ru­ral vi­tal­i­sa­tion strat­egy and made plans for Bei­jing’s coun­try­side.

On Novem­ber 20, 2017, a pro­gramme for mak­ing the coun­try­side live­able and beau­ti­ful was pro­posed at the First Ple­nary Ses­sion of the 19th Cen­tral Lead­er­ship Group for Deep­en­ing Over­all Re­form. On the next day, the CPC Bei­jing Mu­nic­i­pal Com­mit­tee held a mo­bil­i­sa­tion meet­ing for im­ple­ment­ing the strat­egy and fur­ther­ing the pro­gramme. Ac­cord­ing to Sec­re­tary of the CPC Bei­jing Mu­nic­i­pal Com­mit­tee Cai Qi, the pro­gramme for im­prov­ing the coun­try­side is a key mea­sure in fur­ther in­te­grat­ing devel­op­ment of the city’s ur­ban and ru­ral ar­eas, car­ry­ing out re­quire­ments of spe­cial ac­tions to phase out Bei­jing’s non- essen­tial func­tions, and is a con­crete way of strength­en­ing the city’s ecol­ogy.

At the con­fer­ence, Sug­ges­tions on the Spe­cial Ac­tion of Im­ple­ment­ing the Ru­ral Vi­tal­i­sa­tion Strat­egy and Pro­gramme of Con­struct­ing Beau­ti­ful Coun­try­side from 2017 to 2020 were re­leased, spec­i­fy­ing its tasks to be com­pleted in Bei­jing’s ru­ral ar­eas by the end of 2020, as a re­sponse to Xi Jin­ping Thought on So­cial­ism with Chi­nese Char­ac­ter­is­tics for a New Era and will meet the as­pi­ra­tions of Bei­jing’s ur­ban and ru­ral res­i­dents for reach­ing a bet­ter life.

Blueprint for a Beau­ti­ful Coun­try­side

The Sug­ges­tions of the Spe­cial Ac­tion of 2017–2020 spec­i­fies one gen­eral prin­ci­ple, three stages of its im­ple­men­ta­tion and tasks in five as­pects. Ac­cord­ing to the re­quire­ments of the gen­eral prin­ci­ple, Bei­jing im­ple­ments the spirit of the 19th CPC Na­tional Con­gress based on Xi Jin­ping Thought on So­cial­ism with Chi­nese Char­ac­ter­is­tics for a New Era, de­vel­op­ing a strat­egy cen­tring on the peo­ple and Bei­jing’s po­si­tion­ing as China’s cap­i­tal ac­cord­ing to Xi Jin­ping’s speeches af­ter his in­spec­tions of Bei­jing and in­struc­tions on Bei­jing’s devel­op­ment; ful­fills the ru­ral vi­tal­i­sa­tion strat­egy, takes ac­tions to fur­ther phase out nonessen­tial func­tions as China’s cap­i­tal; ar­ranges 10 projects to main­tain a beau­ti­ful coun­try­side, en­hanc­ing ru­ral so­cial eti­quette, in­crease vil­lager in­come, nar­row the gap be­tween ur­ban and ru­ral ar­eas and re­vamp ru­ral ad­min­is­tra­tion.

Ac­cord­ing to the three stages of the Sug­ges­tion of the Spe­cial Ac­tion of 2017–2020, in the first stage, Bei­jing needs to com­plete en­vi­ron­men­tal im­prove­ment and its pro­gramme for beau­ti­fy­ing the coun­try­side for the first 1,000 vil­lages along ma­jor roads, scenic ar­eas and key sites; in the sec­ond stage, Bei­jing con­tin­ues to com­plete the con­struc­tion in the sec­ond 1,000 vil­lages, form­ing an in­te­grated lay­out with the pre­vi­ous 1,000 vil­lages; in the third stage, by the end of 2020, Bei­jing will com­plete all tasks of the pro­gramme and show­case a beau­ti­ful en­vi­ron­ment in Bei­jing’s ru­ral ar­eas.

Ac­cord­ing to the Sug­ges­tion

of the Spe­cial Ac­tion of 2017– 2020, Bei­jing needs to ex­e­cute 10 projects in five as­pects: work­ing out plans, im­prov­ing the en­vi­ron­ment, fo­cus­ing on ser­vices, strength­en­ing gov­er­nance and de­vel­op­ing ad­min­is­tra­tive sys­tems.

The first is to work out plans for mak­ing beau­ti­ful coun­try­side. A new round in its con­struc­tion must ac­cord with the re­quire­ments of the Bei­jing Ur­ban Mas­ter Plan ( 2016– 2030) ap­proved by the CPC Cen­tral Com­mit­tee and the State Coun­cil. The plans will fol­low three prin­ci­ples: tak­ing a balanced ap­proach in main­tain­ing con­ti­nu­ity and sta­bil­ity; ask­ing vil­lagers and peo­ple from all walks of life their opin­ions; en­sur­ing the plan of each vil­lage can stand up to the test of his­tory and re­sponses from vil­lagers.

The sec­ond is to im­prove the ru­ral en­vi­ron­ment, and ad­vance af­foresta­tion, low- car­bon qual­i­ties and a green econ­omy in vil­lages by en­hanc­ing san­i­ta­tion and in­creas­ing eco­log­i­cal space. En­hanc­ing san­i­ta­tion will be achieved by solv­ing is­sues in garbage dis­posal, sewage treat­ment and up­grad­ing toi­lets. By 2020, Bei­jing will com­plete the up­grad­ing of pub­lic toi­lets in its ru­ral area, en­able toi­lets in vil­lagers’ houses to meet the re­quire­ment of hazard- free treat­ment, ful­fill waste as­sort­ment in 1,500 vil­lages and have ru­ral sewage treat­ment in vil­lages. Gov­ern­ing or­ders strengthen con­trol of il­le­gal struc­tures in ru­ral ar­eas, in­clud­ing elim­i­nat­ing struc­tures that have oc­cu­pied agri­cul­tural land. In­creas­ing green spa­ces is part of ad­just­ing mea­sures to lo­cal con­di­tions for af­forest­ing vil­lages and ex­pand­ing wa­ter cov­er­age to en­able ru­ral res­i­dents to live in a favourable eco­log­i­cal en­vi­ron­ment and meet the pub­lic’s grow­ing needs for a beau­ti­ful en­vi­ron­ment.

The third is to strengthen ser­vices and in­fra­struc­ture in vil­lages, to im­prove qual­ity of life. Im­prov­ing in­fra­struc­ture will mean to de­velop and ren­o­vate roads, power sup­ply, and il­lu­mi­na­tion, gas sup­ply and com­mu­ni­ca­tions net­works, and ad­vance sup­ply heat­ing with clean en­ergy based on “coal to elec­tric­ity” and “coal to gas” in the win­ter. Coal hasn’t been used as a fuel in vil­lages in plains south of Bei­jing. By 2018, coal won’t be used in vil­lages in the plains south of Bei­jing any­more. In­creas­ing ef­fi­ciency of pub­lic ser­vices en­sures that 30-minute cir­cles of pub­lic ser­vices will be formed around key vil­lages by 2020.

The fourth is to strengthen so­cial gov­er­nance and ru­ral ci­vil­ity. Strength­en­ing CPC lead­er­ship im­proves the city’s ru­ral gov­er­nance model, which com­bines self­gov­er­nance, rule of law and rule of virtue. Con­struct­ing beau­ti­ful coun­try­side is a ba­sis of ful­fill­ing the fun­da­men­tal pur­pose of so­cial­ist core val­ues. One of the key fac­tors is to im­prove vil­lagers’ ideas and way of life. Vil­lages with his­toric and cul­tural re­sources should be fur­ther pre­served also.

The fifth is to de­velop ad­min­is­tra­tive sys­tems for in­fra­struc­ture and en­vi­ron­men­tal im­prove­ment. Im­ple­ment­ing de­tailed man­age­ment ad­vances beau­ti­ful coun­try­side con­struc­tion. The gov­ern­ment in­vests in es­tab­lish­ing man­age­ment teams to en­sure the re­sults of ru­ral en­vi­ron­men­tal im­prove­ment and its long-term goals. Gov­ern­ment agen­cies worked out stan­dards for us­ing ad­min­is­tra­tive funds for in­fra­struc­ture. The mu­nic­i­pal gov­ern­ment ar­ranges funds, in­clud­ing pro­vid­ing ini­tial cap­i­tal and sub­si­dies for con­struc­tion to dis­trict-level gov­ern­ments, which pro­vide cor­re­spond­ing fund­ing to an­cil­lary vil­lages.

A Guar­an­tee Sys­tem

The con­struc­tion of beau­ti­ful coun­try­side is a com­pre­hen­sive project, re­quir­ing sci­en­tific plan­ning and qual­ity su­per­vi­sion, which should closely cor­re­spond with the ac­tual sit­u­a­tion of the city’s is­sues re­lat­ing to agri­cul­ture, ru­ral ar­eas and ru­ral peo­ple. Re­spect­ing the needs of ru­ral res­i­dents es­tab­lishes rel­e­vant sys­tems to pro­vide a guar­an­tee for the coun­try­side con­struc­tion.

First, a co­or­di­nat­ing and joint op­er­a­tion sys­tem needs to be set up for the con­struc­tion, which is con­sid­ered the city’s com­mon task, re­quir­ing all so­cial forces to be mo­bilised ac­cord­ing to three prin­ci­ples: defin­ing clear re­spon­si­bil­i­ties and di­vi­sion of re­spon­si­bil­ity from the gov­ern­ment at all lev­els; spec­i­fy­ing sched­ules ac­cord­ing to the re­quire­ments of the three stages of the Sug­ges­tion of the Spe­cial Ac­tion of 2017–2020 for gov­ern­ment bod­ies at all lev­els; es­tab­lish­ing re­wards and reper­cus­sions and strength­en­ing checks.

The sec­ond is to ad­just mea­sures to lo­cal con­di­tions and ad­vance the con­struc­tion based on classification. In Bei­jing, there are about 4,000 vil­lages. Ac­cord­ing to dif­fer­ent fea­tures of the vil­lages, the con­struc­tion should com­ply with the fol­low­ing prin­ci­ples: com­bin­ing fea­tures of each vil­lage with con­struc­tion tar­gets, tan­gi­ble and in­tan­gi­ble re­source im­prove­ments, im­prove­ment of vil­lage lay­out and in­di­vid­ual vil­lagers’ dwellings, and tourism devel­op­ment and farm­ers’ in­come growth.

Third is fo­cus­ing on so­ci­ety to ben­e­fit vil­lagers. Creat­ing a more beau­ti­ful coun­try­side is a project to im­prove peo­ple’s well-be­ing, with vil­lagers as the main ben­e­fi­cia­ries and key par­tic­i­pants, and should play a role in its con­struc­tion ac­cord­ing to the fol­low­ing prin­ci­ples: in the early stages be­fore con­struc­tion, col­lect­ing and re­spect­ing vil­lagers’ pro­pos­als; in the course of the con­struc­tion, en­cour­ag­ing their par­tic­i­pa­tion to in­crease their in­come; af­ter con­struc­tion, fos­ter­ing vil­lagers’ civic en­hance­ment to guide them to par­tic­i­pate in main­tain­ing pub­lic fa­cil­i­ties and the en­vi­ron­ment, form­ing a favourable at­mos­phere of re­source shar­ing and self-man­age­ment.

An Ur­gent Task

Since 2006, Bei­jing has ad­vanced its coun­try­side. Xi Jin­ping em­pha­sised that to beau­tify China, it must rely on its vil­lages. At the 19th CPC Na­tional Con­gress and the Cen­tral Ru­ral Work Con­fer­ence held in Oc­to­ber and De­cem­ber of 2017, re­spec­tively, the ru­ral vi­tal­i­sa­tion strat­egy and pro­gramme of the con­struc­tion of beau­ti­ful coun­try­side were launched. The third Na­tional Work Con­fer­ence of Im­prov­ing Hu­man Set­tle­ment En­vi­ron­ment in Ru­ral Ar­eas held in De­cem­ber 2017 and de­ci­sions re­cently made by the State Coun­cil also placed re­quire­ments about its con­struc­tion.

Sec­re­tary of the CPC Bei­jing Mu­nic­i­pal Com­mit­tee, Cai Qi, that re­it­er­ated its ru­ral en­vi­ron­men­tal im­prove­ment that should cen­tre on beau­ti­fy­ing the coun­try­side. Mayor of Bei­jing Chen Jin­ing, and deputy mayor Lu Yan also in­structed to fur­ther in­te­grate re­sources for en­hanc­ing the city’s ru­ral ar­eas. The devel­op­ment of the ru­ral area is one of the re­cent touch­stones in Bei­jing’s so­cial and eco­nomic devel­op­ment. Ru­ral en­vi­ron­men­tal im­prove­ment and beau­ti­fy­ing the coun­try­side aren’t only one of the key works of the mu­nic­i­pal gov­ern­ment, but also one of its ma­jor roles in ad­dress­ing agri­cul­ture, ru­ral ar­eas and the peo­ple liv­ing there.

Since 2006, Bei­jing has car­ried out the con­struc­tion based on the Cen­tral Gov­ern­ment’s pol­icy on agri­cul­tural pro­duc­tion, qual­ity of life, civilised ru­ral ar­eas, clean and tidy en­vi­ron­ments and demo­cratic man­age­ment. Projects are un­der­way for en­hanc­ing roads, safe drink­ing wa­ter, sewage treat­ment and toi­let ren­o­va­tion, refuse dis­posal treat­ment, light­ing and heat­ing. Con­struc­tion has been com­pleted in more than 1,000 vil­lages, new ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties have been de­vel­oped in hun­dreds of vil­lages and the city’s ru­ral liv­ing en­vi­ron­ment has been greatly im­proved.

How­ever, af­ter sev­eral years of devel­op­ment, some of the fa­cil­i­ties and tech­nolo­gies used have be­come out­dated or un­able to meet new and higher re­quire­ments. Bei­jing’s role as “four cen­tres” (China’s po­lit­i­cal, cul­tural, sci­en­tific and tech­no­log­i­cal in­no­va­tion cen­tre and its cen­tre for in­ter­na­tional ex­change), and mov­ing

the city to the sta­tus of a world- class har­mo­nious and live­able cap­i­tal are over­ar­ch­ing goals Com­pared with the city’s ur­ban area, its ru­ral area has weak­nesses in in­fra­struc­ture and pub­lic ser­vice fa­cil­i­ties. More­over, a gap be­tween Bei­jing’s ru­ral area and other re­gions such as Jiangsu Prov­ince and Shang­hai Mu­nic­i­pal­ity has emerged.

Res­i­dents in ru­ral ar­eas have longed for a clean, com­fort­able and con­ve­nient en­vi­ron­ment, and a higher qual­ity of life. A suit­able coun­try­side is not only fit­ting for a farmer’s im­me­di­ate needs, but also a goal the gov­ern­ment wishes to ful­fil.

The con­struc­tion of a beau­ti­ful coun­try­side is con­sid­ered an in­dus­try, and a re­sult of in­te­grated devel­op­ment of ur­ban and ru­ral ar­eas, which con­cerns peo­ple’s well- be­ing and eco­log­i­cal im­prove­ment, and is an up­dated ver­sion of de­vel­op­ing the coun­try­side, and pro­vid­ing new mea­sures to sat­isfy peo­ple’s need for a bet­ter life.

Com­plet­ing the con­struc­tion in more than 3,000 vil­lages in three years is a large task, demon­strat­ing the firm de­ter­mi­na­tion of the gov­ern­ment to im­ple­ment the ru­ral vi­tal­i­sa­tion strat­egy. To en­sure its progress, the Bei­jing Mu­nic­i­pal Com­mis­sion of Ru­ral Af­fairs car­ries out its work ac­cord­ing to four prin­ci­ples.

The first is to es­tab­lish pro­grammes. The con­struc­tion needs to con­sider each vil­lage’s ac­tual sit­u­a­tion and make com­pre­hen­sive plans to avoid waste and pre­vent rep­e­ti­tion.

The sec­ond is to carry out con­struc­tion ac­cord­ing to clas­si­fied and co­or­di­nated prin­ci­ples. Com­bin­ing the ac­tual needs of each vil­lage with the plan to im­prove the coun­try­side isn’t nec­es­sar­ily for each vil­lage to com­plete ten projects. For ex­am­ple, Bei­jing com­pleted con­struc­tion in more than 1,300 vil­lages, with the main task of th­ese vil­lages be­ing to con­sol­i­date and im­prove.

The third is to fo­cus on the long- term ef­fect of the con­struc­tion and its main­te­nance man­age­ment and su­per­vi­sion. The gov­ern­ment at the mu­nic­i­pal­ity and dis­trict lev­els set up spe­cial funds to en­cour­age vil­lagers to par­tic­i­pate in con­struc­tion so that they can ben­e­fit from sus­tain­able projects.

The fourth is to give vil­lagers a ma­jor role in the con­struc­tion work, and strengthen co­or­di­nated co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the gov­ern­ment

agen­cies in­volved. The gov­ern­ment agen­cies at the mu­nic­i­pal­ity and dis­trict lev­els for­mu­lated stan­dards for the con­struc­tion such as the Im­ple­men­ta­tion Opin­ions of the Con­struc­tion of Beau­ti­ful Coun­try­side, the Guide­lines of the Con­struc­tion of Beau­ti­ful Coun­try­side, and the Guide­line of Vil­lage Plan­ning to help vil­lagers work out their pro­grammes and do con­struc­tion based on the pro­grammes to en­sure com­ple­tion. As time passes, the con­struc­tion work will be fur­ther en­hanced. The project is on a good path for­ward.

Creat­ing a Lead­ing Role

The CPC Cen­tral Com­mit­tee has highly val­ued is­sues re­lat­ing to agri­cul­ture, ru­ral ar­eas and ru­ral peo­ple. As China’s cap­i­tal, Bei­jing has al­ways played a lead­ing role in im­ple­ment­ing ru­ral vi­tal­i­sa­tion strat­egy in the coun­try.

The re­lease of the Sug­ges­tion of the Spe­cial Ac­tion of 2017–2020 in July 2017 showed Bei­jing’s move to creat­ing a more beau­ti­ful coun­try­side. Lead­ers, in­clud­ing Sec­re­tary of the CPC Bei­jing Mu­nic­i­pal Com­mit­tee Cai Qi and Mayor of Bei­jing Chen Jin­ing, par­tic­i­pated in mo­bil­is­ing con­struc­tion work and made its ar­range­ment on Novem­ber 21, 2017, show­cas­ing an un­prece­dented fo­cus on this area.

Bei­jing pro­posed three stages in three years to ful­fill this work. Achiev­ing full cov­er­age of beau­ti­ful coun­try­side in the ru­ral area show­cases the cap­i­tal’s de­ter­mi­na­tion in de­vel­op­ing a pros­per­ous so­ci­ety, with a de­sire to in­clude ev­ery vil­lage.

This round of the con­struc­tion has great value. The city de­cided to in­vest four to five bil­lion yuan to im­prove ru­ral in­fra­struc­ture and carry out su­per­vi­sion and main­te­nance.

Re­gard­ing lead­er­ship in ru­ral beau­ti­fi­ca­tion, Su Wei­dong, deputy sec­re­tary of the Bei­jing Mu­nic­i­pal Com­mis­sion of Ru­ral Af­fairs, made an ex­am­ple with the “toi­let rev­o­lu­tion.” Su Wei­dong pointed out that Xi Jin­ping is very con­cerned about the “toi­let rev­o­lu­tion” in ru­ral ar­eas and re­it­er­ated the sig­nif­i­cance of up­grad­ing toi­lets: “Toi­let rev­o­lu­tion” should not only be car­ried out at tourist at­trac­tions and in ur­ban ar­eas but also in ru­ral ar­eas, ex­em­pli­fy­ing work of the ru­ral vi­tal­i­sa­tion strat­egy to en­hance qual­ity of life.” Su thought there were weak­nesses of the liv­ing en­vi­ron­ment in the city’s coun­try­side, and ac­cord­ing to the sug­ges­tion, th­ese ma­jor is­sues would be re­solved.

Su Wei­dong said Bei­jing needs to ad­vance the con­struc­tion of beau­ti­ful coun­try­side in 10 ar­eas, one of which is to up­grade toi­lets. Is­sues con­cern­ing the “toi­let rev­o­lu­tion” such as con­struc­tion stan­dards, sup­port­ing fa­cil­i­ties and main­te­nance need to con­tinue to be re­solved. Gov­ern­ment agen­cies in­clud­ing the Bei­jing Mu­nic­i­pal Com­mis­sion of Ru­ral Af­fairs and Bei­jing Mu­nic­i­pal Com­mis­sion of Tourism Devel­op­ment will work to­gether to push the “toi­let rev­o­lu­tion” in ru­ral ar­eas, such as pub­lic toi­lets in vil­lages and scenic ar­eas, and toi­lets in vil­lagers’ houses. By 2020, all pub­lic toi­lets in the city’s ru­ral area will reach na­tional stan­dards, and toi­lets in vil­lagers’ houses will meet re­quire­ments of harm­less treat­ment. In ac­cor­dance with stan­dards of 400,000 yuan per pub­lic toi­let (Class I), 300,000 yuan per pub­lic toi­let (Class II), 200,000 yuan per pub­lic toi­let (Class III), gov­ern­ment at the mu­nic­i­pal­ity and dis­trict lev­els will pro­vide sub­si­dies for con­struc­tion and ren­o­va­tion, and spe­cial funds for main­te­nance to en­sure their longterm op­er­a­tion. The gov­ern­ment will also pro­vide a sub­sidy of 1,000 yuan for ren­o­vat­ing toi­lets for each fam­ily.

In his speech for se­nior of­fi­cials on Jan­u­ary 5, 2018, Xi Jin­ping pointed out that the CPC should pro­vide an­swers to the test of the cur­rent times and that peo­ple will de­cide how the Party has per­formed. Su Wei­dong said the city has be­gun to launch its ru­ral vi­tal­i­sa­tion strat­egy, and wel­comes and en­cour­ages its res­i­dents to par­tic­i­pate in beau­ti­fy­ing the coun­try­side and re­view gov­ern­men­tal com­mit­ment.

Pho­tos by Li Xiaoyin, Zhang Yongcheng, Bu Xiang­dong

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Dwellings in Jiangjun­tai Vil­lage, Pinggu Dis­trict

A gar­den in Dong­cun Vil­lage, Fang­shan Dis­trict

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