On January 1, 1982, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) issued the first No. 1 Document on the issue of agriculture, rural areas and farmers, summarizing the rapid spread of rural reform.
The document makes clear that the system of fixed output quotas for individual households, work contracted to households and the all-round responsibility system all belong to the socialist production responsibility system and are part of the socialist agricultural economy.
Called the "five No. 1 Documents," this No. 1 Document and the four consecutive ones issued later by the CPC Central Committee have played a very important role in China's rural reform.