Xi encourages sci-tech experts to further serve rural revitalization


Science and technology correspondent Wang Zongshou (2nd L) poses for a photo with his colleagues at a farm in Jianyang District of Nanping City, southeast China's Fujian Province, March 28, 2019. (File photo: Xinhua)

BEIJING, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping recently made important instructions on the 20th anniversary of the system of sending sci-tech experts to rural areas.

Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, said in the past 20 years since the implementation of the system, more and more experts have been sent to the countryside to serve agriculture, rural areas and farmers with science and technology.

They have helped publicize the Party's policies on agriculture, rural areas and farmers, spread agricultural science and technology, promote sci-tech innovation and entrepreneurship in rural areas, as well as lead villages out of poverty, Xi said.

"They have enabled farmers to acquire a stronger sense of gain and happiness," he said.