Hu Chunhua, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, has called for strengthening rural governance and consolidating the basis for rural vitalization.
Hu, also chief of the central rural work leading group, made the remarks when addressing a recent national meeting on strengthening rural governance system construction, which was held in Ningbo, east China's Zhejiang Province.
He said strengthening the construction of the rural governance system is the requirement for achieving all-around rural vitalization, consolidating the foundation for Party's governance in rural areas and meeting people's needs for a better life.
Efforts should be made to strengthen the building of grass-roots Party organizations and improving the mechanism to resolve contradictions and disputes in rural areas, the official said.
Hu called for better town management and services capacity to build towns as the leading force to promote rural development, adding that support and efforts are needed to explore the effective implementation of rural governance based on different local conditions.