Li Guohua, member of the 3rd Session of the 12th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) made a proposal on the development of e-commerce in rural areas during the 2015 “Two Sessions,” China’s annual legislative meetings, in Beijing on March 3.
Li, who is also the president and deputy secretary of the Party committee of the China Post Group, the country’s national postal service, said in the proposal that with the rapid development of the Internet and e-commerce, the income of rural residents has risen sharply, along with their purchasing power. There is huge demand for ordering goods and services online outside of the cities, and great potential for development, said Li.
Li noted that because of the pressures faced by the Chinese economy, it is of great significance to develop rural e-commerce and stimulate consumption in this area. This will make a positive impact in promoting China’s economic development, he said.
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