Production brigade

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Canteen where people could eat for free in 1958.

A production brigade (simplified Chinese: 生产大队; traditional Chinese: 生產大隊; pinyin: shēngchǎn dàduì) was formerly the basic accounting and farm production unit in the people's commune system of the People's Republic of China.

Production teams in the Chinese system were largely disbanded during the agricultural reforms of 1982-85. In the administrative hierarchy, the team was the lowest level, the next higher levels being the production brigade and people's commune. Typically the team owned most of the land and was responsible for income distribution. Since 1984 most teams have been replaced by villages.

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