China received its final shipment of food aid yesterday, a historic moment as the most rapidly developing country marked the end of 25 years as a recipient of United Nations help.
The merchant vessel Blue Dream, carrying 43,450 tonnes of grain worth ¬£3.8 million, docked in the bustling port of Shiwan near the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen.
As huge cranes began the five-day process of unloading the wheat, Dominique Frankefort, deputy director of the UN World Food Programme in the country, hailed China’s success in feeding the hungry. “There are fewer and fewer hungry people in China. ”