China hungry for more

June 21, 2022

Associate professor Wendong ZhangAssociate professor Wendong Zhang was interviewed by World-Grain for the story "China hungry for more," which focuses on China's drive to become self-sufficient while growing to become the world's largest importer of agricultural products. Zhang told World-Grain that "[self-sufficiency has] always been a concern, but two shocks sparked a renewed interest: the US-China trade war and African swine fever. I think that another thing that also changed is that when China used to talk about self-sufficiency in agriculture, it was mainly talking about food crops. Now they’re probably thinking more broadly, this is food products.” 

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