The central Chinese government is taking steps to address the drought crisis. From the Los Angeles Times:
The state-run media reported today that the Finance Ministry had allocated nearly 87 billion yuan, or close to $13 billion, for drought relief, most of which would fund direct aid grants to farmers. The rest will go to help bail out grain producers.
Xu Yinlong, a researcher at the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, said the government’s decision to declare
February 7, 2009