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'We have a long way to go to change poor village'
(China Daily)
Updated: 2006-03-06 09:34

Lin Yifu

Professor of economics at Peking University and CPPCC member

I've lived in the countryside all my life. There have been a lot of changes there, but compared with cities, we have a long way to go. Many urbanites cannot imagine what poor villages look like. Every time I see new urban high-rises, a special feeling wells up in me: One building here can probably pay for a long stretch of paved road in the hinterlands.

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