At the beginning of each year since 1982, China’s central government has released the so-called “No. 1 document,” which provides key central government policy guidelines on agriculture and rural development. The name “No.1 Document” reflects the top priority the central government has given to its agricultural sector and would normally address the so-called San Nong Wen Ti, in areas of “Agricultural Development,” “Rural Community (often referred to as “Rural areas” in the same context) and Farmers (sometimes called “villagers”)…Full Article: The Global Times Feb 2018

China on Sunday released a package of policies as the “No. 1 central document” of the year, calling for rural vitalization as part of the country’s great rejuvenation. There is quite a lot of work to be accomplished in Chinese villages, where opportunities for development have arisen as the country enters a new era, the document said. It provides a blueprint for comprehensive planning work in China’s villages, covering economy, politics, culture, society, ecology and Party construction…Full Article: The Global Times Feb 2018

Key Point

  • In February 2018, China published its “No. 1 Central Document”. The document touted “rural revitalization” and set policy goals to be reached by 2020 (no one living before the current poverty line and increased agricultural productivity), 2035 (across the board modernized agriculture sector), and 2050 (utopian rural sector).

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  • In February 2017, CCCPC and the State Council published its “No. 1 Central Document”. It was the 14th year in a row that document focused on the country’s agriculture sector and continued 2016’s “supply-side reform” theme. Maintaining the national grain security and promoting “green” farming practices were key goals.
  • In January 2016, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CCCPC) and the State Council released its “No. 1 Central Document”. For the 13th year in a row, improving the country’s agriculture sector was a key goal of the document. The document touted “supply side reform” and announced plans to develop 53 million ha of “high quality” farmland, as well as train farmers, improve mechanization, and intact better water resource management policies. Additionally, China hoped to secure urban residential status for 100 million rural workers.
  • In January 2015, China released its “No. 1 Central Document”. The document’s key agricultural goals included modernizing the sector thru increased efficiency and product safety, decreasing pollution, boosting farmers’ income, supporting the construction of a new socialist countryside, deepening rural reforms, and improving the rural/agricultural legal system.
  • In January 2014, China published its “No. 1 Central Document”. The document advised reforming the nation’s grain pricing structure which, at the time, was subsidized by minimum purchase price.

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