Du Runsheng: Enduring Symbol of Rural Reform
Du Runsheng, China's "father of rural reform," was too frail to attend a high-level splash for his 99th birthday July 18 at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
But some 200 guests from central government agencies, the World Bank and Peking University celebrated in Du's honor, extolling his virtues as a skilled civil servant and reviewing his accomplishments on behalf of the nation's vast population of farmers.
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