A Hungry China and the Future of Global Food Governance



An ever more powerful China wants greater influence and to reform the existing systems to better suit its interests. As a result, concerns are rising in Europe, the United States, and other places that China may be seeking to undermine the current Western-dominated international order by pursuing its own agenda that is counter to pre-existing liberal norms and practices. While most of the attention has been given to China’s role in economic, finance, cyber, polar, and climate governance, how will China shape the global food governance remains insufficiently discussed. This is particularly clear from the perspective of the food regime theory. This chapter attempts to elaborate China’s interests in global food governance and its potential role in shaping the future direction of the international food governance.


Global Food Governance Corporate Food Regime Food Sovereignty Cereals, Oils And Foodstuffs Corporation (COFCO) Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) 
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  1. 1.S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)Nanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore

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