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China seeks to convince legions of unemployed to start afresh in the countryside

3 months ago
Lucas Niewenhuis
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According to guidelines released by the State Council, those who are having trouble making ends meet in the city or don’t want an urban lifestyle are being encouraged to return to the land and start farming, food processing, leisure agriculture, rural tourism or consumer service businesses. Local governments have been instructed to help the new settlers with financing, training and technological support, according to the release, which was published on Tuesday.”
By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the publication's newsletter, app and website.
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