This book addresses the dynamics of China's grain production, consumption and trade with a particular emphasis on China's demand for feedgrain vis-a-vis its demand for foodgrain and the likely implications of this on the international grain trade given that China is now a member of the WTO. The book provides the reader with insight into the latest developments in China's foodgrain and feedgrain consumption and draws attention to the rising importance of feedgrain (and the relative decline in importance of foodgrain) in the overall Chinese grain economy. It also offers deliberations on many important issues concerning China's grains that are currently hotly debated. The book can be used as a valuable reference by government officials, grain traders, food market analysts, researchers and university students who are interested in China's food issues in general and foodgrain and feedgrain issues in particular.
Contents: Introduction: China's grain: an issue that concerns many, Zhang-Yue and Wei-Ming Tian. Foodgrain and Feedgrain: Developments in China's grain policies, Wei-Ming Tian and Zhang-Yue Zhou; Trends in grain production, Zhang-Yue Zhou and Wei-Ming Tian; Rural foodgrain consumption, Zhang-Yue Zhou, Yan-Rui Wu and Wei-Ming Tian; Urban foodgrain consumption, Wei-Ming Tian and Zhang-Yue Zhou; Animal product consumption, Ji-Min Wang and Zhang-Yue Zhou; China's feedgrain: production and consumption, Xian Xin, Zhen-Hai Yang and Zhang-Yue Zhou; Projecting China's feedgrain demand and supply: what matters?, Zhang-Yue Zhou, Wei-Ming Tian, Xi-An Liu and Guang-Hua Wan. Grain Trade: China's grain trade: recent developments, Wei-Ming Tian, Zhen-Hai Yang, Xian Xin and Zhang-Yue Zhou; Regional feedgrain demand, supply and trade flows after the WTO accession, Xian Xin, Guang-Hua Wan and Xiao-Yun Liu; China's future grain demand and international trade reforms, Wei-Ming Tian and Zhang-Yue Zhou; Feedgrain demand and implications for foodgrain consumption and trade, Yan-Rui Wu. Conclusion: China's grain: an issue that is here to stay, Zhang-Yue Zhou and Wei-Ming Tian; Index.