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They Are Getting Ready: “No Obvious Reason” For Why Chinese Rice Stockpiles Jumped 400%; (Truncated)
The ^ | January 9, 2012 | Mac Slavo

Posted on 01/09/2013 12:04:19 PM PST by Errant

United Nations agricultural experts are reporting confusion, after figures show that China imported 2.6 million tons of rice in 2012, substantially more than a four-fold increase over the 575,000 tons imported in 2011.

The confusion stems from the fact that there is no obvious reason for vastly increased imports, since there has been no rice shortage in China. The speculation is that Chinese importers are taking advantage of low international prices, but all that means is that China’s own vast supplies of domestically grown rice are being stockpiled.

Why would China suddenly be stockpiling millions of tons of rice for no apparent reason?

Perhaps it’s related to China’s aggressive military buildup and war preparations in the Pacific and in central Asia.

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To: Reagan Disciple
Maybe, but add the recent Chinese efforts to vastly improve their power projection and you do have a reasonable cause for concern.

21 posted on 01/09/2013 1:25:58 PM PST by Errant
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To: Errant
Now we are getting into the good stuff but I don't think the two are directly correlated.

They have been increasing their footprint in Central Africa for years and already have secure routes from the Middle East and Russia (both crude related, but the latter can help with rare metals).

They have been agitating waters in the China Sea for years as well and now with BO in for four years, this stockpiling would indicate an attempt at a landing from the US which will never happen and if BO has his way then the 7th Fleet becomes a non factor in the Straits.

With hard assets in Africa and Australia, coming assets in Canada and buddy-buddy relationship with former enemy Russia, then we all have cause for concern.

I don't believe the stockpiling is the reason as much as it is a by product.

But I see where you are coming from and this is just my opinion.

22 posted on 01/09/2013 1:55:16 PM PST by Reagan Disciple (Peace through Strength)
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To: blueunicorn6
Lots of upcoming weddings?

In other news: "Rocky Horror Picture Show To Open In Cinemas Across China Soon."

23 posted on 01/09/2013 2:15:59 PM PST by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: discostu

“Maybe they’re building a Budweiser brewery.”

LOL!!!! And it tastes like it!

24 posted on 01/09/2013 3:41:28 PM PST by dljordan (Voltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: Errant

The effect of too many Mormon missionaries to China?

25 posted on 01/09/2013 3:43:33 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Reagan Disciple
"Last year China’s President and leader of the Communist party said that war is imminent1 with the United States2, among other countries."

China Preparing for War With the US- Is President Obama Ready?

Taking everything into consideration, I see this large increase in China's stockpiling of commodities as indicating a likely escalation in tensions.

26 posted on 01/09/2013 3:50:27 PM PST by Errant
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To: 9YearLurker

LOL! Hadn’t thought of that one... ;)

27 posted on 01/09/2013 3:52:26 PM PST by Errant
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