Government promises support for migrant workers
The Chinese government has promised to support migrant workers, college graduates and army veterans who want to return to their rural hometowns to start businesses.
The State Council, China’s cabinet, released a guideline saying the government will offer tax breaks, cut administration fees, subsidize business loans and optimize supporting policies.
The government promised to ease the business registration procedure for these small businesses and allow them to enter rural infrastructure development and public services that are normally operated by the government.
The government also pledged to invest more in rural infrastructure, especially IT facilities, and to provide business training for those who are interested.
Migrant workers, college graduates and retired soldiers have better contacts with the outside world than long-time farmers and may bring new business ideas and management experience to rural areas, the State Council said.