Monday, September 29, 2008

Over 8000 Chinese villages' annual output value exceed one hundred million

Over 8000 Chinese villages' annual output value exceed one hundred million. Among them 163 villages' annual output value is more than 1 billion yuan, and 15 villages' output have exceeded ten billion yuan, according to the Eighth National Village Heads Forum on September 27.

Leaders of "star villages" such as Huaxi Village gathered in Zhengge Town in Beijing on September 27 to 28 to share the experience in 30 years of rural reform, innovation, development and successful implementation. They also exchanged opinions on the objectives and tasks in the new historical period.

According to the statistics from Ministry of Agriculture, in 2007 the number of village whose per capita net income reached 10,000 yuan and above is 11,054, an increase of 4758 over the previous year, of which 107 villages' per capita net income reached 30,000 yuan and above, an increase of 29 villages over the previous year.

By the end of 2007, there are more than 630,000 village committees, more than 5,050,000 villagers groups, with more than 240 million farmers, rural household population reached 910 million, accounting for 69% of the country's population.

After the reform and opening up, 250 million poverty-stricken Chinese in rural area have basically solved the problem of food and clothing, and this achievement is acclaimed by the international community.

By People's Daily Online

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