The Thirsty Dragon: China’s Worst Drought In A Century

Via YouTube, a report on China’s worst drought in a century:

Since the second half of last year, droughts have persisted in many parts of China. This severe drought, recognised as a once-in-a-century event, has caused many rivers to dry up and reservoirs to reach record lows, with some areas struggling to guarantee the supply of drinking water to the public. At this time, which coincides with the peak time for plowing, many are worried that planting will likely be delayed due to the inability to irrigate the farmlands. As the spring sowing season begins, Chinese farmers cannot plant important grain crops to sow on time due to the drought, intensifying concerns about possible food shortages in China. Since 1999, to improve the ecological environment, the CCP had proposed a policy of returning farmland to forests, and at the time, the farmers had responded to the government’s call and contracted land to plant fruit trees or other economic trees. After years of unremitting efforts, the goal of returning farmland to forests was finally achieved. But now, the authorities are ordering the fully grown fruit trees to be cut down and turned back into farmland. This repeated back and forth, coupled with the corruption, deceit, and cover-ups at various levels of the government, makes it difficult to truly resolve China’s food problem, and in the end, it is always the ordinary people who suffer.

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