China’s Secrecy Seen Thwarting Global Drive to Avoid Food Riots

China’s Secrecy Seen Thwarting Global Drive to Avoid Food Riots

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A worker sweeps the road in front of silos containing China's Strategic Grain Reserves at Beiliang Port in Dalian, China. In China, the world’s biggest food consumer and not part of the G-8, “inventory is a state secret” and output data is “inherently unreliable,” said Li Qiang, managing director at Shanghai JC Intelligence Co.