Reflections at the turn of the century on “Rural issues in three dimesions”

According to the author, the most important problem in China is the problem of agriculture – the growing excess of agricultural labour force and the shortage of resources. Chinese authorities have an alternative, he thinks, either realising a kind of Chinese ‘New Deal' directing the huge excess labour force produced in agriculture to infrastructure projects or approving the establishment of a well functioning agriculture sector based on small-scale property and rural communities.