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Studio interview: Efforts to stabilize market prices

12-15-2010 08:50 BJT

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At the just concluded annual Econoimc Work Conference, China's top decision makers say they will stabilize the country's soaring food prices. To find out how far they must go to do so, our reporter Wang Guan went to a vegetable market in Beijing, where most customers say they're anxiously waiting for political resolve to translate into concrete measures. Full Story>>

For more insight on this issue, we are joined in the studio by Professor Liu Baocheng, from the University of International Business and Economics.
Q1:Why has the government decided to promote the modernization of the agricultural industry, and improve farming infrastructure at the central economic conference? Do you think this can effectively tackle the problems leading to higher costs, and price surges?

Q2: High costs are the main reason for this year's food price hikes. Farmers have to sell their products at higher prices, or stock them for even higher prices in the future. What needs to be done to make vegetables more affordable to consumers, while ensuring farmers can make profits?

Editor:Zhang Ning |Source: CNTV.CN

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