Food Security in China: Self-Sufficiency or International Cooperation?
The Chinese people are now both more numerous and better fed than ever before in their history. This is not to say that every person in the People’s Republic is adequately fed. But there is no spectre of famine haunting every delay or excess of rain, any failure in management of the flow of water from the great rivers, or any weakness in the administration of the movement of grain from regions of abundance to regions of want. After 18 years of economic reform, for the overwhelming bulk of the Chinese people the quantity, quality and variety of food available is well beyond the margins of subsistence, providing a buffer against harder times.
KeywordsFood Security Free Trade Trade Policy Trade Liberalisation Chinese People
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