Addressing Rural Crisis in China

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Addressing Rural Crisis in Developing Countries

Lessons from the New Rural Reconstruction Programme in China

by Wen Tiejun

The Council for Social Development (CSD), the Institute for Chinese Studies (ICS) and the South Solidarity Initiative (SSI) at ActionAid India hosted two events (a seminar and a lecture) in 2013 with Prof. Wen Tiejun (Executive Dean, The Institute of Advanced Studies for Sustainability, Renmin University of China, Beijing; The Institute of Rural Reconstruction of China, Southwest University, Chongqing and The Institute of Rural Reconstruction of the Straits, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzho).

This briefing paper on China’s New Rural Reconstruction Programme is based on the proceedings of these meetings. We are grateful to Prof Wen, who made the main presentation at the seminar and delivered the lecture upon
which this briefing paper is largely based.

Photograph: Peasant in He Qing, Yunnan, China.
Photograph by Hong Meen Chee, 2009.

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