China is undergoing economic and political reforms. The aspect focused on is the problem of food supply. The Institute of Development Studies, of the State Council′s Rural Research Centre, has done comprehensive research on this project and found many unprecedented features of this “food crisis”. The IDS identifies China′s food problem as an institutional shortage and irrational food consumption pattern, quite different from that of other countries, capitalist or socialist. They raised some proposals in solving the problem. This article is a detailed report on the research.
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