According to the National Agricultural Technology Extension Service Centre, an affiliate of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, 72,000 hectares (177,915 acres) of agriculture produce, primarily corn and a smaller volume of sugar cane, have already been ruined. Photo: Reuters

Armyworm to bite China’s under pressure food supply within two months as trade war tariffs limit US crop imports

  • The pest has already attacked crops in 13 provinces and regions in southern China and is expected to move north as temperatures rise
  • China has already been forced to slaughter millions of pigs with African swine fever affecting all 31 autonomous regions and provinces within just nine months
Topic |   US-China trade war

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According to the National Agricultural Technology Extension Service Centre, an affiliate of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, 72,000 hectares (177,915 acres) of agriculture produce, primarily corn and a smaller volume of sugar cane, have already been ruined. Photo: Reuters
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Chinese President Xi Jinping lays a floral basket at a monument marking the departure point of the Long March in Yudu county, Ganzhou, in Jiangxi province. Photo: Xinhua

Xi Jinping calls for ‘new Long March’ in dramatic sign that China is preparing for protracted trade war

  • Xi Jinping told cheering crowds in Jiangxi: ‘We are now embarking on a new Long March, and we must start all over again’
  • His comments come amid an increasingly sour mood in official Chinese media, which have become more forceful in anti-US rhetoric since trade war talks collapsed
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Chinese President Xi Jinping lays a floral basket at a monument marking the departure point of the Long March in Yudu county, Ganzhou, in Jiangxi province. Photo: Xinhua
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