PRC between a rock and a dry place

If they don’t cut back on farming, the northern half of the country may undergo slow desertification.  If they do cut back on farming, millions of farmers will lose their livelihoods, and there’s a decent chance the PRC will find itself on the receiving end of popular protests that they can’t contain, threatening domestic stability.

Not that Communists don’t already have the worst environmental records ever tallied up by humanity, but I wouldn’t want to be a minor PRC functionary on this issue in Northern China right now.  Likelihood of getting tossed to the wolves as a scapegoat, increasing…

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  1. Well, they’ve got 350 billion (with a B) in the bank – I’m sure they can start terraforming with all that cheap labor.

    And that’ll buy a lot of rice anyway.


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