China’s agriculture minister Han Changfu said speculators are behind surging corn prices. Photo: Simon Song China’s agriculture minister Han Changfu said speculators are behind surging corn prices. Photo: Simon Song
China’s agriculture minister Han Changfu said speculators are behind surging corn prices. Photo: Simon Song

China’s surging corn prices blamed on speculators as Beijing plays down fears of grain shortage

  • China’s agriculture minister Han Changfu says sharp increase in corn prices is the fault of ‘market speculation and irrational hoarding’
  • Typhoons and floods have recently hit the nation’s main corn growing regions, raising concerns about shortages

Topic |   China food safety
China’s agriculture minister Han Changfu said speculators are behind surging corn prices. Photo: Simon Song China’s agriculture minister Han Changfu said speculators are behind surging corn prices. Photo: Simon Song
China’s agriculture minister Han Changfu said speculators are behind surging corn prices. Photo: Simon Song
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