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China Letter-News and Human Rights

China human rights news with focus on the Uygur of Xinjiang, Tibetans and Tibet, Chinese mining workers, religion, corruption and censorship.

Saturday, April 10, 2004

China's farmland shrinks by 2 percent in 2003

China's farmland shrinks by 2 percent in 2003


The arable land area in China dropped by 2.01 percent in 2003 over the previous year to 123.3922 million ha, according to a report on land and resources released Friday by the government.

I am not really good at maths but does that mean there is going to be very little arable land within 50 years?

But the good news is, if I remember rightly from my schooldays, that it can never run out because when your multipling by fractions you can never get to zero Thank God for that!

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