Press Release

Citizen Power Initiatives for China (CPIFC)
Contact: Daniel Gong
Tel: +1 (202) 827-5762

Citizen Power Initiatives for China is releasing a research briefing by its president Dr. Jianli Yang on Thursday. The briefing describes and analyzes China’s looming food shortfall.

China, that embarked on the mission of becoming the superpower by showing its economic and military might to the world, might have now been brought to its knees over shortage of food, which is set to snowball into a major crisis for the communist nation. Reduction in overall domestic food production, the recent deluge in the Yangtze River basin, the rice bowl of China, as well as slash in imports mostly aggravated due to deteriorating diplomatic relations has rendered Beijing to hit panic button.

“The key question is, can China buy enough food to feed the 1.4 billion people if domestic production does not increase and imports are the only mainstay? For this, China’s food self-sufficiency rate has to increase, but the current situation appears to preclude such an improvement,” said Dr. Yang, “A combination of factors have fallen into place which indicate that China is at the throes of a massive food shortage that could worsen into one of its biggest crises since the founding of the PRC in 1949.”

Research Briefing can be downloaded here