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Paradigm Shift in China’s Food Security Strategy

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Abstract

As food security is of paramount importance to the Chinese policymakers, the grain self-sufficiency policy has been the cornerstone of China’s food security. The country’s sensitivity associated with food self-sufficiency is both a domestic construct, which is rooted in its unique cultural, political and economic structures, and shaped by its leaders’ interpretations of the global food market and the external political environment. Correspondingly, significant shifts in the Chinese diet and in the domestic political economy of the agricultural sector, favorable perception of the international food system, and China’s rising position in the world—all have promoted the paradigm shift in China’s food security strategy in late 2013.

Keywords

Food Security Strategy International Food Market Chinese Policymakers Global Agricultural Policy famineFamine 
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  1. 1.S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)Nanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore

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