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China’s Xi Hears Efforts to Boost Grain Output During Food Worries

A harvester collects wheat from a field on Chongming Island, in Shanghai, earlier in June. 

A harvester collects wheat from a field on Chongming Island, in Shanghai, earlier in June. 

Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

Chinese President Xi Jinping reviewed efforts to boost domestic grain production in Sichuan province, as Russia’s war in Ukraine continues to destabilize global food security.

Xi visited Meishan city, in the country’s southwest, on Wednesday to learn about local efforts to build higher-standard farms, according to the official Xinhua News Agency. Video footage from state broadcaster China Central Television showed Xi examining paddy fields and rice.