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China envisions 'socialist countryside'

Shifts reform plan to target farmers, boost the economy

By Jehangir S. Pocha
Globe Correspondent / March 15, 2006

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BEIJING -- China won't extend its market-oriented reforms into the agricultural sector and will instead focus on creating ''a new socialist countryside," Premier Wen Jiabao said as China's parliament ended its current legislative session here yesterday. (Full article: 962 words)

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