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 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

Topic |   Food and agriculture
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 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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