China's villages revive
A few migrants have begun to return from China's cities to its neglected countryside, and have been joined by artists and advocates of

Bulard, Martine
Date Written:  2015-11-01
Publisher:  Le Monde diplomatique
Year Published:  2015
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX21918

A look at a movement towards rural reconstruction in China, which has gained fresh impetus from an economic slowdown as well as poorer urban living conditions and pollution.



Today when peasants rise up -- which is happening more and more often -- they are likely to be protesting against the Communist Party of China (CPC) and its local leaders for dispossessing them or doing deals with factory owners who pollute the soil and rivers with impunity. Xi Jinping was concerned enough to go on his rural tour nine months after coming to power, to relaunch the agricultural modernisation plan for what is being called the "new socialist countryside".
Insert T_CxShareButtonsHorizontal.html here