Document No. 1 – the first policy document of the year – has traditionally been dedicated to agriculture and rural issues. For 2021, the document highlights the consolidation of the poverty eradication campaign and the revitalization of rural areas as key goals.
The success of poverty alleviation and rural revitalization efforts will depend on mitigating the conflicting interests of urbanization and rural development in China, our analysis finds. More reforms, like relaxing the Hukou household registry system and improving social welfare in rural areas, would aid in genuinely achieving these stated goals.
Author: Aihemaitijiang Rouzi (DCZ)