China Focus: Young Chinese ready to embrace opportunities in new development plan

Source: Xinhua| 2020-11-10 15:07:08|Editor: huaxia

BEIJING, Nov. 10 (Xinhua) -- Shi Yan, a post-80s woman with a doctorate degree, owns a farm in Beijing's suburban Shunyi District.

Shi's farm is bustling with workers attending to the crops and visitors from home and abroad, such as urban families who want to experience the joy of laboring in the field, or students and volunteers who are interested in agriculture.

Having engaged in the agriculture sector for 12 years, Shi is heartened by the newly released proposals for the country's future development.

The proposals by the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee for formulating the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025) for National Economic and Social Development and the Long-Range Objectives Through the Year 2035 were adopted last month at the fifth plenary session of the 19th CPC Central Committee held in Beijing.

Shedding light on the nation's agricultural modernization and rural vitalization, the proposals encourage young Chinese to realize their dreams through new types of agribusiness such as agricultural cooperatives and family farms.

"The proposals sowed seeds of hope," said Shi, adding that she will stick to making good agricultural products to gain positive feedback from the market and customers.

Containing various goals related to areas such as agriculture, the services sector, innovation and entrepreneurship, and poverty alleviation, the proposals signify more than just a silver lining to those involved in the country's vast types of business.

Ruan Yinxia, an employee of an outdoor equipment company, is optimistic about the future of the service industry.

She believes that with deeper integration of the modern service industry, advanced manufacturing industry and modern agriculture, the country is making headway in upgrading its consumer-oriented service industries.

"Though my company was hard hit by the COVID-19 epidemic, I still expect the service sector to break new ground in the next five years," said Ruan.

More young Chinese have integrated their personal dreams into the country's course as 2020 is a decisive year for China to win the war against poverty.

Assigned to the village of Changputang in central China's Hunan Province as a poverty-alleviation official, Duan Xiaojun, 34, is proud of his contribution in helping villagers fight against poverty.

"I grew up in the city, so this is my first time to work in the countryside," Duan said. "Working with so many primary-level officials here to help the impoverished become financially sound is the most meaningful thing in my life."

Under an institutional mechanism and social environment that encourage innovation, more young people have realized their innovative potential and entrepreneurial vitality.

As noted in the proposals, China plans to further promote the integration of the digital and real economies.

The 33-year-old entrepreneur Jiang Yuzheng has seen his business related to healthy life boom amid the trends of internet, comprehensive health and consumption upgrade.

"The proposals attach great importance to youth development from the strategic level and provide us with ample room for innovation, creation and entrepreneurship," Jiang said. Enditem