Rural vitalization: What lessons can China learn from international experiences?

Despite China’s impressive progress in reducing poverty, hunger, and nutrition over the past four decades, challenges remain, especially in rural areas. More than 3 percent of rural residents live under the poverty line ($1.9 a day), while 12 percent of rural children under five are stunted. Stunting has far-reaching ramifications, affecting children’s cognitive and physical >> Read more

New Chinese leadership must take measures to continue the transformation of rural areas

I was recently invited to provide guest commentary for the China Daily, where my contribution, “Accelerating Rural Reforms,” highlighted the need for China's new leadership to continue the country's push to accelerate rural development. China’s rural development has been noteworthy in recent years. Agricultural output has continually increased, rural incomes have improved significantly, and the >> Read more