The rural vitalization strategy was proposed as a key move at the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC).
The CPC Central Committee and the State Council released a package of policies in 2018 charting the roadmap for rural vitalization. The timetable required that by 2020, the rural vitalization strategy should have established an institutional framework and policy system. By then, no farmers would live under the existing poverty line, and rural productivity and agricultural supply would have improved substantially.
By 2035, decisive progress will have been made, with the basic modernization of agriculture and rural areas achieved. All Chinese people, whether in cities or rural areas, will have equal access to basic public services. Urban and rural integration will have improved.
By 2050, rural vitalization will be achieved. Rural areas should have robust agriculture, beautiful landscapes and prosperous farmers.