Skip to comments.They Are Getting Ready: “No Obvious Reason” For Why Chinese Rice Stockpiles Jumped 400%; (Truncated)
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 Chinas 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 its related to Chinas aggressive military buildup and war preparations in the Pacific and in central Asia.
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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.
In other news: "Rocky Horror Picture Show To Open In Cinemas Across China Soon."
“Maybe theyre building a Budweiser brewery.”
LOL!!!! And it tastes like it!
The effect of too many Mormon missionaries to China?
Taking everything into consideration, I see this large increase in China's stockpiling of commodities as indicating a likely escalation in tensions.
LOL! Hadn’t thought of that one... ;)