Xi Jinping: Stable Agriculture, Food Safety Needed

Chinese President Xi Jinping has stressed efforts to stabilize agricultural development and ensure food safety amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

In doing so, President Xi urged to strengthen the weak links in agriculture, rural areas and people there, and provide firm support for fighting the virus and accomplishing the year’s main tasks and targets for economic and social development.

He also asked everyone to make solving problems faced by agriculture, rural areas, and farmers a top priority in accordance with securing a decisive victory in building a prosperous society.

President Xi also detailed measures to ensure agricultural production on schedule: policy support for raising grain productivity should be increased; modern agricultural infrastructure strengthened; prevention and control effects of diseases and pests continued; and pork production stepped up.

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