New farmers drive rural vitalization across China
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President Xi Jinping has urged talented young people to contribute to the full vitalization of rural areas.
In October 2019, Xi said that more efforts should be made to allow sci-tech innovation to occur in rural areas.
In the vast countryside, "new farmers" who are literate, understand technology, and are good at business and management are rapidly emerging. With their hard work, wisdom and dedication, rural areas are turning more beautiful, and farmers are becoming richer.

Yang Jianbin, 21, debugs the power system of an agricultural machine at a manufacturing enterprise in Yiyang, Hunan Province. (Photos:

Agricultural technicians check the growth of early rice seedlings at the Huangnidong Agricultural Technology Intelligent Seedling Plant in Jishui county, Ji'an, Jiangxi Province.

Xie Bangping (right), a major beekeeper, collects honey at the apiary in Ningde, Fujian Province. Xie established a professional beekeeping cooperative in 2017, attracting more than 60 farmers to join. More than 200 people have increased their income in this way.

A young employee promotes pomegranates through mobile phone live broadcasts in Kizilsu Kirgiz autonomous prefecture, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. To meet consumers' demand, talented young people are promoting rural tourism and local specialties through mobile phone live broadcasts in fields and small farmyards.

A formation of wheat harvesters and a grain transport team work together in the high-standard farmland in Xiping county, Henan Province.

Agricultural technicians demonstrate the plant protection drone flying operation in a wheat field for grain growers in Sanguan Community, Chuzhou, Anhui Province. They also offer more training with the support from local authorities.

(Compiled by Dong Feng)