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Financial inclusion, financial education, and e‐commerce in rural china
- Turvey, Calum G., Xiong, Xueping
- Agribusiness 2017 v.33 no.2 pp. 279-285
- Internet, credit, education, farms, issues and policy, China
- This letter examines the state of financial inclusion in rural China. It shows that despite China's efforts at being financially inclusive there is substantial variability across and within provinces. With strong reliance on electronic technologies, China's rural and farm communities use internet technologies only half as much as all users, and less than 2% access credit through the internet. From a policy perspective, China should address problems of financial education and rural credit access.