Experts from the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences argue China’s domestic supply of agricultural commodities is insufficient and import sources are too geographically concentrated. In great detail, the authors advance recommendations to make China’s food supply more resilient, secure, and green. Among other suggestions, they advocate improving the application of advanced technology to the farming sector, reconciling geographical gaps between concentration of inputs (such as water) and farmland, diversifying sourcing toward countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative, and improving waste utilization.
A group of scholars from the Chinese Academy of Engineering analyze China’s capabilities and deficiencies as Beijing seeks to develop strategic emerging industries. They argue that such a push is needed because “China’s massive industrial system is still at the mid-to-low end of the global value chain, and it has a serious lack of key core technologies, which threatens industrial security.”