BEIJING, June 27 (Xinhua) -- Vice Premier Hui Liangyu said Monday that the rural policies of the Communist Party of China (CPC) have been "greatly successful and practical."
"Issues relating to agriculture, the countryside and farmers have a bearing on the general situation of the undertakings of the Party and the nation," said Hui during a visit to an ongoing exhibition featuring the CPC's rural policies over the past 90 years.
He called for a serious summarization of the valuable experiences the Party has accumulated over the decades and an unswerving adherence to the rural policies of the CPC while maintaining consistent improvement on measures beneficial to farmers.
Hui pledged to push forward the innovation of the mechanisms to boost the development of rural economy and society in a sound and rapid manner.
Since the launch of reform and opening up policies in the late 1970s, the CPC has "respected the innovative spirits of the farmers," made the rural areas reform pioneers, and expanded the reforms to the whole nation, said the vice premier.
Hui spoke highly of the rural policies adopted by the new leadership of the Party since 2002, which have further explored and broadened an agricultural and rural development road that is in conformity with the realities of the country.
The exhibition, a retrospection on the rural policies since the founding of the Party, began Sunday at the National Agriculture Exhibition Center in downtown Beijing and will run until the end of July.