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Cross over: Why farming tech takes top priority for 2012?

02-02-2012 08:13 BJT Special Report:No. 1 Central Document in 2012 |

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Let's dig a little deeper into the year's first policy document, released by China's central government today. We’ve got Mr. Tang Min. He’s the Deputy Chairperson of Youcheng Foundation.

Q1. Mr Tang, we’ve just been speaking about how this year - farming technology is clearly top priority for 2012. What I want to know is why - why is this a priority, and does it echo the kinds of challenges facing China right now - or perhaps pre-empt future ones? Is it simply about becoming less reliant on exports, or is it about avoiding a potential food crisis of the future?

Q2. We’ve seen the extraordinary boom of urbanization here in China over the past 20, 30 years. We saw that at the end of 2011, urban dwellers accounted for over half of China’s total population - the first time in history that’s happened. And that is still growing. The simple undeniable fact is: young people still prefer to work in the big cities like Beijing or Shanghai. I guess that’s the big question mark - how do local governments attract and retain talent in rural areas?

Thanks, that’s Mr Tang Min from Youcheng Foundation.

 

 

Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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