agriculture policy

Chinese Farms Breed Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

In 2011, human consumption of antibiotics in China was ten times the global average. Because overuse of the drugs can give rise to resistance in the bacteria they target, the Health Ministry has repeatedly promised to cut down...

Is China Rethinking its Embrace of US-Style Agriculture?

Mother Jones’ Tom Philpott examines recent signs that China may be turning away from agriculture fuelled by antibiotics and genetic modification: Given China’s vast and growing population and increasing appetite for...

China’s Counterfeiters Get Seedy

Michael Sata was elected President of Zambia after waging a campaign in support of workers’ rights and against abuses by Chinese companies operating in the country. Soon after taking office, Sata declared he would target...

Paul R. Gregory and Kate Zhou: How China Won and Russia Lost

A report from Policy Review of Stanford University’s Hoover Institution compares and contrasts agricultural reforms and their outcomes in China and in the Soviet Union: On a dark November night in 1978, 18 Chinese peasants...

Employment Pressure May Trigger Structural Adjustment

From Caijing Magazine: Eight economists were invited by Premier Wen Jiabao and the State Council to a closed-door meeting between July 8 and 11 on China’s macroeconomic conditions and employment outlook. Cai Fang, director for...

Rising China seen keeping low profile at WTO talks – Chris Buckley

From Reuters: China is a rising trade colossus with more farmers than any other country in the world, but it is expected to keep a low profile at world trade talks this week as negotiators debate contentious agricultural reforms. The December 13-18 WTO ministerial meeting in Hong Kong will be struggling to reach agreement on […]

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