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China to allow more farm imports

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China is poised to allow more agricultural imports as it reassesses food security in a shift that would help exporters from the United States to the Ukraine, according to two people with knowledge of the plan. 

A farmer stands in his rice field in the farming village of Gangzhong in China's eastern Zhejiang province. China is poised to allow more agricultural imports as it reassesses food security. (AFP file photo)

A draft of the annual agricultural policy statement shows the government is considering cutting the ratio of the nations total food crop relative to consumption to 80 percent from 95 percent, said the people, who asked not to be identified as the document is still under review. China would continue to grow and stockpile enough rice and wheat to feed itself during any time of war or trade embargo, they said, before the possible release of the final paper later this month.

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