China pushes ‘top priority’ on drought relief

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has urged officials in drought-hit areas to place “top priority” on relief work as agricultural stability concerns China’s bid to revive its economy.

From China Daily

The fight against drought has to do not only with the safety of grain supply but also with the country’s efforts to stimulate domestic demand, Wen said during a visit to central China’s drought-hit Henan Province on Saturday and Sunday.
He said “It’s of vital significance to the overall economy to boost steady growth of grain production and farmers’ income” as China is in a key stage to cope with the global financial crisis.

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http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2009-0
2/08/content_7454774.htm

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