Rural Vitalization Strategy
Source: “The rural vitalization strategy is a grand campaign that requires holistic planning and needs to be promoted in a scientific manner.”
Interpretation: Shandong Province, located on the shores of the Yellow Sea and Bohai Sea in eastern China, ranks near the top in terms of economic development nationally. A major Chinese agricultural province, Shandong has long topped the country in the growth of agricultural output. At a March 8 panel discussion with NPC deputies from Shandong Province, President Xi Jinping stressed that implementing the rural vitalization strategy was a major decision made by the 19th CPC National Congress and a historic mission essential to accomplishing the goals of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects and developing China into a modern socialist country. It is high on the agenda for government work in agriculture, rural areas and rural residents in the new era. He also noted that the quality of a moderately prosperous society and socialist modernization is determined by agricultural competitiveness, the rural environment and rural incomes.
January 24, 2018: A villager packs apples at Zonglu Fruits Cooperative in Mengyin County, Shandong Province. Shandong is one of China’s major agricultural provinces. by Xing Guangli/xinhua