The trade war and coronavirus pandemic have highlighted vulnerability in China’s food security. Photo: Xinhua
The trade war and coronavirus pandemic have highlighted vulnerability in China’s food security. Photo: Xinhua

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China food security: 5 major concerns, from loss of fertile land to tumbling soybean output

  • Self-sufficiency in grains is a policy priority for the Chinese government, which wants to ensure the country can weather external uncertainty
  • Beijing is pushing for a breakthrough in biotechnology and seed production, while trying to ensure enough arable land is set aside for crops

The trade war and coronavirus pandemic have highlighted vulnerability in China’s food security. Photo: Xinhua
The trade war and coronavirus pandemic have highlighted vulnerability in China’s food security. Photo: Xinhua
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