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China Goes All Out to Harvest Wheat to Blunt Inflation Threat

  • Premier Li Keqiang gives special instructions to officials
  • Food security major issue for Beijing due to global shortages
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At a time when food shortages and soaring prices are becoming a major concern for governments around the world, China is going all out to make sure that its summer wheat harvest proceeds without any hitches.

Premier Li Keqiang stressed that the reaping of crops should proceed without hindrance as he gave special instructions to the national summer harvest work meeting late last week, according to a report in the official Xinhua News Agency. Local authorities shouldn’t set up obstacles for any reason and whoever fails to perform their duties will be held accountable, he said.