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Food embargoes against China: their likelihood and potential consequences

Yang, Yongzheng; Yang, Yongzheng


China’s concern over its food security has increased in recent years as it opens up its domestic food market to the rest of the world. Chinese policymakers often regard food embargoes by the West as a major potential threat to food security. This paper examines the likelihood and consequences of food embargoes against China. The paper concludes that food embargoes are unlikely to occur, and even if they did, the damage that they could inflict on China is probably small. As a deterrent to such...[Show more]

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Type: Working/Technical Paper
Source: Pacific Economic Papers; No. 304
Access Rights: Open Access


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