Sponsor(s): Rural Development Institute Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
12 issues per year
Current Issue: Issue 05, 2020
Journal official website:http://zgncjj.crecrs.org/
Chinese Rural Economy is supervised by Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and sponsored by Rural Development Institute, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. It aims to focus and study the major problems that need to be solved in China’s rural reform and development, as well as the important rural policies of the CPC and the government. Its scope covers rural situation and policy analysis, the system of rural property rights, rural land problems, and transfer of human capital and labor in rural areas. It has become an important window for the world to know Chinese rural economics and Chinese rural reform and development theories. The journal is included in CSSCI.
Director of Editorial Board
Chinese Rural Economy,2020,No. 05
As COVID-19 epidemic spreads around the world, the situation of epidemic prevention and control in those countries and regions that have already suffered from food insecurity due to conflicts, natural disasters or climate change is becoming increasingly severe. Currently, the global food supply is generally sufficient and the food prices are stable. However, the rapid spread of the epidemic will pose a threat to global food security. Quarantines and border lockdowns have disrupted markets, supply chains and trade, thereby affecting global food supply. Transport disruptions and stricter quarantine measures may hinder food-related logistic services, thereby increasing transportation and trade costs and reducing efficiency. Export restrictions imposed by some countries to secure their food supplies will affect both the countries that are dependent on food imports and the low-income developing countries that are dependent on the export of primary agricultural products. The possible global recessions caused by lockdown measures will lead to reductions in the income and purchasing power of residents, making it more difficult for these residents to obtain adequate nutritious food. Food security is no longer a regional issue, but a global one that requires a common response. Countries need to work together to strengthen cooperation and global governance, and take prompt measures to protect and assist the most vulnerable groups. It is necessary for countries to ensure the normal operation of the domestic food supply chains, open up trade channels, and make use of and innovation in e-commerce so as to secure continued food supply and ensure global food security.