China has released a five-year plan on its rural vitalization strategy, the first of its kind, mapping out a number of major projects, programs and actions.
The plan was released by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the State Council.
The rural vitalization strategy is "a major historic task for securing a decisive victory in building a moderately prosperous society in all respects and for fully building a modern socialist country," the plan said,
The document outlines key tasks for the 2018-2022 period toward the strategy's overall goal of building rural areas with thriving businesses, pleasant living environments, social etiquette and civility, effective governance, and prosperity.
Focusing on the factors of humans, land and funds, the plan makes arrangements on speeding up the work to grant permanent urban residency to rural people moving to cities, strengthening talent support for rural vitalization, guaranteeing land supply for the strategy's implementation, diversifying sources of investment, improving financial support and other tasks.
The rural vitalization strategy was put forward at the 19th CPC National Congress last year.