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CCP’s No. 1 Document: Food Security and Avoiding a Massive Return to Poverty

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) issued a No. 1 document on February 22, a policy paper that traditionally focuses on the agriculture sector in rural China. This year’s document aims to “to ensure national food security” and “not to return to poverty on a large scale.”

The document “insists that the rice bowls of Chinese people are ‘filled with Chinese food,’ and ensures that the grain output is maintained at over 650 billion kilograms.”

The document also vows to implement hard measures to protect arable land, strictly adhering to the red line of 1.8 billion mu (1.2 million sq kilometers) of arable land.

The CCP announced that it got rid of poverty at the end of 2020. The new document tells the officials to “resolutely hold the bottom line of not returning to poverty on a large scale,” and put the rural households that are at risk of returning to poverty into the scope of monitoring.

Source: Central News Agency (Taiwan), February 22, 2022