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The History and Changes of Agriculture (3)

China’s main grain crops are rice, wheat, corn, soybeans and tuber crops. Paddy rice is the major grain crop in China, grown mainly in the Yangtze River valley and southern China, and on the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau. Wheat accounts for slightly more than one fifth of the total output of grain, planted mainly on the North [...]

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The History and Changes of Agriculture (2)

The changes sweeping China’s agriculture are not limited to the transition to an open market. Urbanization is having a deep effect on labor and land supply. Rural residents are attracted to the higher wages of China’s cities. Urban migration is partly controlled by a house hold registration system, but with decreased enforcement, China is seeing [...]

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The History and Changes of Agriculture (1)

Two thirds of the Chinese population are employed in the agricultural industry, making this sector the top consideration affecting Beijing’s policies. Representing the bases of national living standards, consideration for rural residents is not merely a matter of winning their favor, but also a matter of the survival of the Chinese Communist Party. Throughout China’s [...]

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