China’s trade war with the US has highlighted the importance of US soybean imports. Photo: Reuters

China fears trade conflicts, climate change could pose threat to food security

  • Last month the country’s leadership produced its first report on the issue in 23 years as the trade war with the US and other issues prompted a fresh look at how it can continue to feed its population
  • While the situation is “very sound” at present, policymakers are looking for ways to counter a series of environmental and political risks
Topic |   Food and agriculture

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China’s trade war with the US has highlighted the importance of US soybean imports. Photo: Reuters
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A farmer uses a shovel to move corn inside a trailer during a harvest in Buda, Illinois. Photo: Bloomberg

Donald Trump bypasses Congress to give US$20 billion to farmers hurting from US-China trade war

  • Turning to obscure 1940s law, president seeks to shore up support in rural states ahead of 2020 election
  • Move resembles strategy Trump used to shift millions of dollars meant for US military to pay for sections of his border wall
Topic |   US-China trade war

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A farmer uses a shovel to move corn inside a trailer during a harvest in Buda, Illinois. Photo: Bloomberg
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