Xi’s food self-sufficiency call marks latest turn inward —- Chinese leader says domestic supply of key crops and products is a major strategic issue linked to the fate of the nation

December 15, 2021   |   Tags: ,
Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged local governments to optimize their land resources to achieve food self-sufficiency and reduce reliance on grain imports in the coming years, the latest indication the country is bracing for a potential conflict with the United States. At the Communist Party of China’s (CPC) Central Economic Work Conference held on December 8, Xi said China had to ensure grain security for its 1.4 billion people. “The more food we have, the more we have to think about when there is no food,” Xi said. “I’ve repeatedly said that Chinese people must firmly hold their rice...


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