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Research on the Harmonious Development of New Rural Communities under the Perspective of Balancing Urban and Rural Areas

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  • Zhang, Jing
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    On the basis of offering a definition of New Rural Communities (NRCs), the paper analyzes the Values of New Rural Communities and argues that the construction of NRCs is able to contribute to the enhancement of the comprehensive agricultural production capability as well as the development of social productivity Meanwhile the incomes of the Rural residents can be boosted, which denotes the realization of a harmonious society where the achievements of China's reform and development are shared by each citizen. Moreover, the construction of NRCs facilitates the economization of land use and thus improves the overall living standard of the residents, while helping to cut the administrative cost and promote democracy at the primary level. This paper also points out various problems arising during the construction of NRCS in China: blindly following suit in accordance with the modes of the urban communities; lack of funds, which leads to the absence of the supporting mechanisms of NRCs; vague positioning and the ensuing shortage of impetus for continued development. Finally, the paper raises the corresponding measures and suggestions, first, based on reality, make overall planning and scientific arrangement; second, the government should play the dominant role while respecting the principal position of the Rural residents and introducing the market mechanism; third, increase science and technology input and attach equal importance to economic and social benefits; fourth, broaden fund-raising channels while completing the supervision mechanism.

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    Article provided by USA-China Science and Culture Media Corporation in its journal Asian Agricultural Research.

    Volume (Year): 03 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 07 (July)

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    Handle: RePEc:ags:asagre:119695
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