Not much could unite Peng Lifa, the activist who disappeared after staging a rare anti-lockdown protest in Beijing last year, and Xi Jinping, the Chinese leader who Peng was criticising. But in October 2022, both men diagnosed the same vulnerability in China: food. “We want food, not PCR tests,” read Peng’s bright red characters, emblazoned… Continue reading China’s war chest: Beijing seeks to remedy its vulnerability to food and energy embargoes
Food security still remains a major concern for China despite the economic and technological advancements it has achieved. A top policy document released by the CCP and the State Council jointly in February 2023 gives utmost importance to safeguarding national food security and protecting farmland. The document calls it “the top priority” of the whole… Continue reading China Faces Risks of Food Shortage as Reliance on Imports Grows
No matter how hard China works to reverse its declining population, the steep increase in the number of old people is going to be a big burden for the country in the time to come. Some reports suggest China’s population is set to decrease by 48 per cent by 2100 despite the Beijing government’s severe… Continue reading Low birth rate and aging population to affect China’s growth in the long term
On the 19th of January the official website of the National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China issued a notification, declaring that the development of the rice bran industry in order to promote rice bran in the diet is essential for the enhancement of nutrition and health of its masses and it will… Continue reading Another food crisis in China? Bejing urges to use rice bran.
In a 2021 collaborative research paper published by the College of Biosystems Engineering and Food Science, Zhejiang University, China Ningbo Research Institute, Zhejiang University and the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Yunnan University of Chinese Medicine, the authors claim that according to an experiment conducted, sea cucumbers have the capability of boosting exercise performance and has anti-fatigue… Continue reading China’ Interest in the Sri Lankan Sea Cucumber Industry: Has China found the Next Super Drug to Boost Athlete Performance?