Building of New China Rural

In the end of 2007, there were two cases inspired the reporter:
The first one: A colleague came back from Europe saying that there was almost no difference between the rural areas and cities, but when he came back he was only disappointed.
The second one: An Swiss ambassador in China went back to Switzerland and told his impression to his countrymen, saying that there were over 300 million Chinese people living the cities which were similar to those of Europe, over 800 million people living in rural areas similar to those of Africa. So, the combination of Europe and Africa is China.
At first, the reporter was upset with these cases. However, a friend of trading told me that only difference could create opportunities.
In China, the fact that the rural areas fall behind the cities will bring enormous opportunities of business. Moreover, the Party puts high priority to building a new socialist countryside in the 11th Five-Year Plan. Hu Jintao, the general secretary, defines the “building a new socialist countryside” as building one with developing production, rich life, and civilized ethos, clean villages with democracy.
By virtue of the investigation of the urbanization home and abroad, we have found that although there exist failures in the South America, Korea has narrowed the increasing gap between urban and rural areas. The statistics shows that, the per-capita GDP in Korea reached $14,000 in 2004, the ratio of the urban to rural was 1:0.94. Furthermore, ever since 1970s, the ration of the urban to rural in Korea has been 1:0.8-0.9, while the realistic ration of the urban to rural in China reaches 1:0.2.
Somebody says, the “New Countryside Movement” in Korea began from the cement, which is sensible in a degree. At the initial stage of the Movement, Korean government offered 355 bags of cement to every village for constructing roads, toilets and some other programs of social welfare. It is estimated that the government invested 2 trillion Korean dollars.
The connotation of the new countryside itself means enormous opportunities of business. Some statistics shows that, if estimated according to the developing scale in Korea, China will invest 6 trillion Yuan in the building of new countryside. Rather than in the model of planning economy, the construction of new countryside will be in accordance with the model of market economy where sensitive merchants will find various opportunities for business.
So far, the rural infrastructure such as roads are aging, half of the administrative villages have not got tap water, over 6o percent of rural families have not got clean toilets…all of these should be changed. Therefore, there are great spaces of development of roads, telecommunication, water and electricity.
In order to build a new socialist countryside, the state will intensify the support to agriculture, such as soloing the problems of agriculture by virtue of financial subsidies, urban support and some other external supports. The corporations majoring the agriculture industrialization will have high-speed opportunities of development. The focus of urban development such as the safety of food will extend to the rural areas, then the rural market may be a new bright spot of economy, which will help to release the surplus productive energy in industries, and also offer the enterprises of circulation a chance of development in rural areas.
The leaders of CPC Central Committee put forward “two tendencies”, which predict two major directions of Chinese industries. One is that the investments in the infrastructure construction majoring the middle and west, northeast, rural areas will be the key target of the national financial support; the other one is that owing to the importance of “agriculture, farmers, rural areas” concerning overall interest, the manufacture industry groups concerning agriculture and the consumption industry groups concerning farmers will achieve rapid opportunities during the 11th Five-Year Plan.
The opportunities are always favoring those who are ready. The “new Countryside Movement” in Korea ever trained a lot of promising enterprises. Comparatively speaking, Chinese building a new socialist countryside will be characterized with a higher starting point and larger scale, and numerous enterprises and individuals will benefit from it.