The CCP Central Committee and State Council recently issued the 2018-2022 Strategic Planning for Revitalization of Rural Areas (the “Planning”), and the cause of reform in Liupanshui was included. In Section 3 “Developing New Rural Collective Economy” of Chapter 13 “Establishing Modern Agricultural Management System” in the Planning, it indicates that “to further promote the reform of rural collective property system, facilitate the transform from resources to assets, from funds to shares, and from villagers to shareholders, as well as develop various types of joint stock partnership”.
In 2014, in accordance with the requirements of the provincial Party committee and the provincial government regarding rural reform, Liupanshui proposed the innovative approaches to rural reform. In September 2017, Liupanshui was listed as a national pilot site for rural reform, and was authorized the mandate to test the “three transforms” reform. The reform was recognized by the Party Central Committee and the State Council, and was written into the Central Document No.1 for two consecutive years (2017 and 2018).
Liupanshui has always focused on the four key factors to align with the requirements for rural area revitalization. To be specific, the city focuses on poverty alleviation, to bring more material gains for the people through the reform; on industrial revolution, to build the reform a systematic foundation for modern agriculture; on rural and urban integration, to make the reform a channel connecting urban resources and rural areas; and on grassroots governance, to use the reform as an incentive for good governance in villages, thus creating an enhanced reform in the new era. By resolving potential problems through the ongoing reform in this pilot site, Liupanshui could discover the new advantages of establishing the rural area revitalization mechanism, and lead the way for reform and development in other areas.
Until present, through the implementation of the reform+, there are 1,904,800 mu (1 mu = approx. 666.67 square meter) contracted land, 408,000 mu collective land, 143,100 mu collective forest and 42,446,900 square meter waters taking a stake in business entities; RMB8.971 billion funds invested in the reform; 526,900 farmers became shareholders; and 1,727,400 villagers benefited from buying shares.