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China’s fragile food supply

Hunger is the greatest enemy of the Chinese Communist Party. But the People’s Republic’s self-sufficiency is challenged on multiple fronts.

China has always been concerned about its food supply. Over the past few years, Xi Jinping has regularly urged vigilance despite good harvests. Food self-sufficiency is high on the agenda of political leaders (China.Table reported). Russia’s invasion of Ukraine also affects one of the People’s Republic’s largest agricultural trading partners and is likely to cause more headaches in Beijing’s. This is because food supply is at risk on multiple fronts.

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