This thesis examines options for China's food trade policy In the
1980s. The emphasis Is on the economic costs of food self-sufficiency.
Despite the Increase In output in Chinese agriculture since the rural
economic reform, it will be difficult to achieve the goal of food
self-sufficiency in the medium term. China's smaller-than-average
endowments of arable land and water per capita suggests that, as food
demand grows, production costs will exceed those of better-endowed
countries. To...[Show more]
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