China’s new agricultural minister says the nation will strive to keep its soybean acreage above 9.33 million hectares (23 million acres) to secure greater self-sufficiency in edible soybeans. Photo: Reuters
China’s new agricultural minister says the nation will strive to keep its soybean acreage above 9.33 million hectares (23 million acres) to secure greater self-sufficiency in edible soybeans. Photo: Reuters

China’s food security requires local Communist Party members to step up, new agricultural minister says

  • Comments serve as latest sign that Beijing is ramping up efforts to increase reliance on domestic harvests to feed the nation’s 1.4 billion people
  • Agricultural minister doubles down on political rhetoric by singling out bureaucrats at provincial level

China’s new agricultural minister says the nation will strive to keep its soybean acreage above 9.33 million hectares (23 million acres) to secure greater self-sufficiency in edible soybeans. Photo: Reuters
China’s new agricultural minister says the nation will strive to keep its soybean acreage above 9.33 million hectares (23 million acres) to secure greater self-sufficiency in edible soybeans. Photo: Reuters
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