Beijing: These days China (China) big food crisis is going through. According to economists, in the past few years, China has been constantly canceling food deals it had concluded with many countries around the world. Most of the deals involve a large-scale food exchange. China signed an agreement for these deals, but China is now canceling these deals, and it is believed that China is going through a major food crisis. Meanwhile, Chinese President Xi Jinping is trying to divert people’s attention through border tension.
Dependent on imports
in July this year, food price inflation in China increased by 2%. . Most of the food products consumed by common sugar have decreased. These include grains to meat. The National Bureau of Statistics revealed that the most consuming meat for pig prices up to 60% developed. China resorts to importing food products from all over the world. The situation is that China is forced to import almost all basic foodstuffs.
In import 54. 51 million tons increase
According to the Chinese Customs Service, the country increased its grain imports during the first half of this year 22, an increase of 7%. Thus, 54.74 food grains are imported, by one million tons. Although China has been the largest producer of soybeans during the past few years, it is still ahead of its arch-rival the United States this year, with 22 plans to import 1 million tons of soybeans.
Imported wheat at a high level
Import data shows that China’s import of wheat rose to its highest level in seven years in June this year. During June 2020, 910,2020 tons of wheat is imported. This means that there is an increase of 197% year on year. In addition, 880 tons, 140 tons, 86 tons of sorghum, and 86
tons of sugar.
The Chinese people do not trust the government
The crops in China are so low that only in June and July 22, under the Chinese government grain reserve system) can buy only one million tons of wheat. 000 compared to the previous year. 2% less. Observers believe that due to reduced harvests, farmers are also stockpiling food. The biggest reason for this is the food crisis. They are surrounded by concerns that goods have not been sold to the government. It is said that the Chinese government is pressuring citizens to stock up their food grains with the government until the message arrives that there is no food crisis.
Flooding has become a disaster
besides declining production, floods in the Yangtze River Basin have also become a disaster for China. Thousands of acres of standing crops were destroyed in the flood. The floods affected the lives of 845 million people and
caused economic losses of 8 billion US dollars. Locust swarm attacks and African swine flu fever have also proven fatal to the country’s agricultural sector. Most of the pigs are said to have died in populated areas of China, causing a meat production crisis.
Rapidly shrinking arable land This disaster in China came at a time when the proportion of arable land there is rapidly declining. According to China’s Ministry of Natural Resources, its arable land has been declining for four consecutive years. 60, 900 hectares of agriculture compared to the previous year the land is reduced. In order to bridge the gap between food consumption and food production, China has begun to buy and lease fertile lands in many African and South American countries including Djibouti, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Chile, Argentina, Cambodia, Laos, etc. China has spent nearly 74 billion US dollars buying farmland overseas.
Watching the land of Pakistan
However, experts believe that China is also looking forward to the fertile ground of its ally Pakistan. Aside from exploiting Balochistan’s natural resources, China is now looking to Sind. China recently entered into an agreement on agricultural cooperation with Pakistan to obtain institutional approval for the use of Pakistani land. China has now acquired ownership of several thousand acres of Pakistani land for the purpose of “pilot projects” in the agricultural sector.
Xi Jinping worried
Chinese President Xi Jinping is concerned about the country’s growing food crisis. After a campaign to stop food waste, Xi Jinping is now looking for ideas from experts to deal with this crisis. In a recent seminar with leading scholars and businessmen, Jinping discussed possible approaches and sought ideas to reduce dependence on foreign countries.
) as the Chinese economy has slowed due to the Coronavirus. Markets are empty and people are not ready to spend. From September 8 to October 8, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce launched a campaign called “China Consumption Promotion Month” to encourage Chinese citizens to speed up consumption. To increase consumption, the Chinese government has started issuing coupons from March 2020 to stimulate consumers to spend.
Trying to distract from the stress
China’s aggressive behavior toward India, Taiwan, Japan and ASEAN countries aims to divert the Chinese people’s attention to the economic crisis. Interestingly, China, contrary to its data on agriculture, claims that despite the epidemic, its economy is back on track. However, experts believe that China is manipulating economic data for the purpose of advertising.