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'Building new countryside based on three principles'

Updated: 2006-03-06 09:32

Yang Zhifu

Professor of China Agricultural University and CPPCC member

There should be three principles in building up a "new socialist countryside" we should not destroy old villages, but develop on the basis of the original villages; governments should provide most of the funds, but private capital should also be mobilized; and there must be participation from farmers, who know better than anyone what they need most.

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