Young Chinese discover the charms of rural life|Society|News|

The changes brought by China’s economic development are not only being seen in the citie, but also in rural areas, where farming is gradually becoming attractive to the younger generation, Guangzhou’s 21st Century Business Herald reports.

China’s rural areas have changed as resources pour in from the cities and now have better roads, more cars and more social activities such as public square dancing, yet there is also more pollution now as well, the paper said.

In 2014, the pace of income growth in rural areas exceeded that of urban areas, while the number of vendors in rural areas operating on e-shopping platform Taobao is also on the rise, the paper said.

In addition, the amount of farmland that changed hands during the first six months of 2014 reached 38 million mu (250,000 square kilometers), while the use of machinery in farming is expected to reach 62% once last year’s figures are compiled.

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