and good dev

elopment momentum in rural areas.I


olicy system to empower and benefit fa▓rmers. The government would also continue boosting financial▓ input into the agriculture and rural areas.The document stressed budget expenditure should first support development of the agriculture and rural area, and fixed-asset investment first be channeled into agricultural-related infrast

ructure and projects in rela


tion to rural livelihood.More subsidies should be channeled to increase the output of grain, potato, highland b▓arley and peanut, as well as the purchase of agricultural machinery, it said.The government would implement more policies for purchasing and stockpiling

major agricultural products, in▓cluding corn, soybean and oilseeds, to stabilize prices of major farm produce.More ef


forts will be made to stren▓gthen financial services including micro-credit loans and insurance service in rural a▓reas, according to the document.It promised that basi

c banking services would be available in all vi▓llages and towns in the next three years.It called for more efforts to develop township banks, loan-lending compa

nies, and mutual funds in▓ a bid to guide more capital flowing into the rural financial market.The central government also demanded further expansion of rural cons▓

AREASThe document said that

umption market as part of the country's accelerating measures to boost consumption.The ▓Yarlung Zangpo's dramatic course creates the world's longest and deepest canyon in Tibet.

I had read a lot about the Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon in Nyingchi prefecture▓ - regarded as the world's longest and deepest, stret

the ce▓ntral government would continue to improve the ▓p

ching 496 km and averaging more than 5,000 m in depth - and longed for a chance to see i▓t. I got to fulfill my dream last September, while a▓ssigned to work in the Tibet autonomous region's tourism bureau.The Yarlung Zangbo River runs e▓astwards along the northern foothills of the Himalayas. Th▓e lower reaches of the river cut through the mo

unta▓in range before making a sharp U-turn around Namjagbarwa Peak in Pai, Namling county, in eastern Tibet - the starting point of the Grand Canyon.My friends and I head for Nyingchi, which lies 400 km to the east of Lha