Asian editorial excerpts -3-

Selected editorial excerpts from the Asia-Pacific press:CHINA’S FOOD CRISIS SPELLS TROUBLE (Taipei Times, Taipei)There are worrying signs that China is on the brink of a major food shortage, which might trigger a strategic contest over food security and push Chinese President Xi Jinping, already under intense pressure, toward drastic measures, potentially spelling trouble for Taiwan and the rest of the world.China has encountered a perfect storm of disasters this year. On top of disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, torrential rains have caused catastrophic flooding in the Yangtze River bas…

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