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Degraded farmland diminishes China's food sufficiency

Japan has been affected by explosive growth in Chinese food imports

Hiroto Kawasaki, a Japanese agricultural expert, is promoting organic circular agriculture in Xinxiang, Henan province. (Photo by Tsukasa Hadano)

BEIJING -- The National People's Congress of China on March 11 adopted Premier Li Keqiang's policy proposal that the government promote food saving to tackle shortages that have become a major national concern.

President Xi Jinping called for an end to food leftovers in August 2020, and statements on food waste issues by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) have become more strident as the future of China's agriculture sector becomes an increasing concern.

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