China becomes the world’s third largest donor of food – Tom Miller

From The Guardian: After 26 years of receiving food aid, China has emerged as the world’s third largest food donor, according to a report released today by the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP). China donated 577,000 tonnes of food to more than a dozen countries around the world in 2005, with the great majority sent […]

Jonathan Watts: An inequitable life

From the Guardian: Most of the world’s attention is still focused on China’s economic miracle. The country’s national growth rate last year of 9.5% has prompted several international aid organisations to scale back or withdraw their operations there. When the World Food Programme announced recently that it was pulling out, its executive director, James Morris, […]

China wins war on hunger

From the Times: 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 […]

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