A senior CPC official stressed the development of socialist
culture and ethics in rural areas during an inspection tour in
southwest China's Guizhou Province on Thursday.
Socialist culture and ethics in rural areas are essential to the
construction of a new socialist countryside, said Li Changchun,
member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the
Communist Party of China (
CPC) Central Committee.
Local governments should improve poverty reduction work, resolve
practical problems for rural people and make all efforts to enrich
poverty-stricken areas, said Li.
Development of socialist culture and ethics in rural areas could
provide spiritual support to building a new socialist countryside,
Li said, requiring the local governments to provide better cultural
services for rural people.
He asked departments and officials concerned to expand coverage
and improve service of radio and television broadcasts to every
village in China.
He also urged local authorities to improve cultural activities
for rural residents and share cultural and information resources
(Xinhua News Agency December 16, 2005)