The 2020 CPC No. 1 Document Promulgated
On Jan. 2, 2020, the CPC issued the 2020 No. 1 Document on Opinions of the CPC Central Committee and State Council on the Key Work in the Field of “Agriculture, Rural Areas, and Farmers” to Ensure the Realization of a Well-off Society in an All-round Way as Scheduled. It is the seventeenth No. 1 Document of the CPC since the start of this century for supervising the work concerning agriculture, rural areas, and farmers. The document includes five parts, which are winning the battle against poverty, improving infrastructure and public services in rural areas, ensuring supplies of important agricultural products, promoting the increases in farmers’ incomes, strengthening grassroots governance in rural areas, and addressing rural shortcomings. The document points out that 2020 is the year that China vowed to complete the building of a well-off society in an all-round way and to fully realize poverty elimination targets. In order to accomplish the targets, efforts should be put into winning the battle against poverty and strengthening areas of weakness concerning agriculture, rural areas, and farmers. According to the document, vigorous measures should be adopted to stabilize the development of agriculture and the supply of agricultural products, to increase the income of farmers, to promote the high-quality development and maintain the harmony and stability of society in rural area by promoting farmers’ sense of gaining, sense of happiness, and sense of security. In addition, in face of the apparent increase of both domestic and foreign challenges and the complicated situation of pressure caused by economic declination, it is crucial to stabilize the base of agriculture and exert the function of agriculture, rural areas, and farmers as the cornerstone. All related policies and measures should be thoroughly implemented to guarantee the completion of tasks in due time.