Why China’s dependence on farm subsidies is an obstacle to a trade war deal with the US

//Why China’s dependence on farm subsidies is an obstacle to a trade war deal with the US

Why China’s dependence on farm subsidies is an obstacle to a trade war deal with the US

In the first of a series on the trade war, Keegan Elmer looks at why China is resisting US demands to cut back on agricultural subsidies. For Han Yahui in the farming town of Ulanhot in Inner Mongolia, the opening of China’s soybean market to imports in the late 1990s was a harbinger of things to come. “I witnessed how our industry [almost] collapsed because of cheap imports,” Han said. Han runs a rural cooperative specialising in organic farming of wheat, soybean and rice on about 133 hectares…

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