Isaac Cey Essay 3

Isaac Cey
11/5/13
Bradley Bleck
English 101

Struggles in China
China is a great and wonderful place to live. Although, before making the move to either visit, or live in China, you should look at how the culture is doing. Li Yang from the China Daily wrote, "China's agricultural sector is struggling to keep up with the demand for food from its increasingly urbanized population; a situation that experts say could be addressed by government reforms." Another column by Ding Yauanzhu stated, “There is a tremendous demand for public services, and rural citizens have demands for public services that are different from urban citizens. The demand for public services from urban residents is mainly focus on employment, care of the aged, children, adolescents and low income households; while the demand for public services in rural areas is focused more on senior citizens.” The population in China is having an obvious and real impact on the civilians there. Do they really need more people coming into their land to live? In `Wu Ch'Eng En's Monkey (translated by Arthur Waley) Wu states “You can proceed,” Monkey reported, “I am sure good people live here” (Wu 146). China is known for its religious practices and diverse culture as it is. As much as it would be a good place to live with good people around you, the government and agriculture just may not be able to keep up with the growing population.

One of the main problems growing in China is the Agriculture. Most of the rural farming is occurring on hillsides of half-empty villages, where farming is taught from generation to generation. “One plausible solution could include large-scale farms, advanced technologies and unified land markets, which will likely be introduced at the forthcoming Third Plenum of the Communist Party of China's 18th Central Committee, scheduled for Nov 9 to 12.” (Yang). Farmers are not allowed to sell their lands and are not being taught the direct way to work their crops in the best way suited for the Chinese population. Individual farmers should have the right to sell, lease or transfer their land, according to the research paper. Today, a village owns the farmland and while farmers are the owners of their own plot, they are not entitled to sell or manage it.