Legislative push bolsters vitalization

BEIJING: Chinese legislators have stepped up efforts in promoting legislation concerning rural vitalization and food safety over the past five years to provide a stronger legal basis for driving high-quality agricultural development and maintaining State security, China’s top legislature said.
After about three years of research and frequent reviews of drafts, the law on the promotion of rural vitalization was passed by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, the country’s top legislative body, in April 2021.Two months later, the law came into effect.
Before the adoption, the NPC’s Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, which created the law, also solicited opinions on various aspects of agriculture, including rural industrial growth and villagers’ livelihoods, from many walks of life to ensure public voices could be heard.
As a fundamental and comprehensive law on agriculture, the 74-article document calls for maintaining a vigorous market in rural areas while increasing incomes and living standards of rural residents.
–The Daily Mail-China Daily news exchange item