Written by: Ping

Translated by: billwilliam

As reported by the Chinese Communist Party’s media, China’s National Food and Strategic Reserves Administration underscored raising the minimum government buyout prices of all kinds of grains and food oil during its video conference about the purchase of summer grains held in May 19. It is unknown whether the CCP regime’s emergency policy can rescue the current situation of food shortage in China.   

Since Reform and Open-up, Communist China focused on industrialization and urbanization in its economic development but neglected the fact that grain production is the critical foundation of national survival, human life, and development. China has always been a largely agricultural country with a huge population, so food production is critical. Yet the country’s national policy doesn’t support agricultural development, resulting in enormous wealth gaps between urban and rural areas. Because farming isn’t profitable, youth in the countryside swarm into cities for jobs, which leads to deserted farmland. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization has issued multiple warnings this year about the global food crisis. Ukraine, a major grains exporter, has to slash its grains exports because of a Russian invasion. Meanwhile, Brazil and India have announced reducing the export of grains. There have been warnings since last year about the food crisis, and countries worldwide are preparing to tackle the impending food shortage.

As Mr. Miles Guo revealed in his live broadcast, the Chinese Communist Party purchased grains for two years in the international market last year, yet the latest intelligence indicates that Communist China’s grain reserves for two years have already been depleted. Subsequently, the food crisis in Communist China is unavoidable. Under such circumstances, can Communist China resolve a food crisis that will erupt in the lower half of this year through its plan to incentivize farming by raising the minimum buyout prices of grains? Obviously not. The meager subsidies in agricultural materials don’t provide enough incentives for peasants to farm, so can the temporary policy of hiking minimum buyout prices of grains reverse the dire situation? The historical situation of food rationing in the planned economy is about to repeat itself.

Admittedly, the Chinese Communist Party regime has quite successfully brainwashed the Chinese population. Even today when internet technology is so popular and when all kinds of information sources are talking about food shortage this year, most of the common people in Communist China blindly believe in the Communist Party and believe the regime won’t let them starve. Nevertheless, the truth is that the CCP regime is using the political Covid lockdowns to reduce the people’s material needs and to lower their standard of life to the brink of starvation to death. Under the policy of gradual oppression (like slowly boiling a frog), it is a tragedy that nobody dares to fight back as long as he doesn’t immediately starve to death, regardless of his dignity as a human being.