What was the food situation in China?

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What was the food situation in China?

Post by AiBosq » 17 May 2021 02:59

iirc, the Germans ceased something liked 41% of sown area in the USSR, and most of that was valuable black soil in Ukraine. If the Germans kept pushing east they possibly could have starved them out. Was there ever an equivalent in the Japanese invasion of China? I'd imagine due to China's climate the two aren't at all comparable, but I would like to see data on sown area, what the Japanese seized, and any food shortages or mass starvation going on.

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Re: What was the food situation in China?

Post by Admiral Bloonbeard » 19 May 2021 20:28

Mass cannibalism broke out in China in 1942 as a direct result of the war https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_f ... %80%931943

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Re: What was the food situation in China?

Post by manfredzhang » 07 Jun 2021 21:40

Admiral Bloonbeard wrote:
19 May 2021 20:28
Mass cannibalism broke out in China in 1942 as a direct result of the war https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_f ... %80%931943
The link says "resulted from a combination of natural and human factors."

And it had a lot to do with the Yellow River Flooding in 1938.

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Re: What was the food situation in China?

Post by Yang » 29 Jan 2023 16:49

AiBosq wrote:
17 May 2021 02:59
iirc, the Germans ceased something liked 41% of sown area in the USSR, and most of that was valuable black soil in Ukraine. If the Germans kept pushing east they possibly could have starved them out. Was there ever an equivalent in the Japanese invasion of China? I'd imagine due to China's climate the two aren't at all comparable, but I would like to see data on sown area, what the Japanese seized, and any food shortages or mass starvation going on.
Yes I have some.
In 1944,the Minister of the Ministry of Food ,Xu Kan issued a report at the 12th Plenary Session of the Fifth Central Committee of the KMT.

In 1943, the total amount of land tax collected nationwide is more than 33.83 million stones of grain wheat, the total amount of donations collected and borrowed is more than 30.62 million stones of grain wheat, and the total amount of grain wheat collected is more than 64.45 million stones of grain wheat. Only 60.92 million stones are actually collected

Repayment of the principal and interest of grain security for 1941, 2.5 million stones; The army grain is calculated according to six million people, 90% of which is allocated to grain, and 10% of which is allocated to cash for the army to purchase by itself, 90% of which is more than 38.21 million stones; Provincial and county public grain, more than 10.53 million stones; Air Force, schools, courts and prisoners, conservation and relief, electrical and political staff, special engineering personnel, transport workers, etc., more than 4.57 million stones; Public grain of central government, more than 10 million stones.
There are still losses in the process of grain transportation and storage, and this loss is given by the Ministry of Grain as 5%, which is 3 million stones.
The total cost is more than 68.81 million stones.( 1 stone in China equal 60 kilogram)

And some rising prices about the grain.
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Here is the table about the rising price in a year (1940.11~1942.10)
In Chongqing 1940.11, the price is 232.00 yuan. In 1942.10, it was 343.06 yuan.

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And in Chengdu 1943.1, the price is 451.67 yuan. In 1943.12, it was 1726.61 yuan.

The shortage of grain has led to the soaring price of grain.Hope these can help you.

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