Yuan Longping at a hybrid rice planting field in Changsha city, in China’s Hunan province, in 2006. Photo: Getty Images
Yuan Longping at a hybrid rice planting field in Changsha city, in China’s Hunan province, in 2006. Photo: Getty Images
SCMP Editorial
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SCMP Editorial

Rice hero who strove to alleviate hunger an example to us all

  • Decades of determination and selflessness by agricultural scientist Yuan Longping led to famines being banished in China and many places beyond

Yuan Longping at a hybrid rice planting field in Changsha city, in China’s Hunan province, in 2006. Photo: Getty Images
Yuan Longping at a hybrid rice planting field in Changsha city, in China’s Hunan province, in 2006. Photo: Getty Images
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