China food security: 5 major concerns, from loss of fertile land to tumbling soybean output

In August 2020, a few weeks after stressing the importance of steady grain supply, Chinese President Xi Jinping made an unusual instruction for people not to waste food, which soon turned into a national campaign.Since then, Beijing has ramped up its rhetoric around safeguarding food security. The issue has been thrown into the spotlight amid disruptions to the global agricultural supply chain caused by the coronavirus pandemic and heightened diplomatic tensions with the West.Greater self…


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