Food Consumption in China
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Food Consumption in China

The Revolution Continues

Zhang-Yue Zhou, Hongbo Liu and Lijuan Cao

Recent decades have seen China’s domestic consumption in sectors such as food, housing, health care, education and travel greatly increase. This important book assesses China’s current food consumption trends and the outlook for its future needs of such a crucial commodity.
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Chapter 3: Recent trends in China's food consumption

Zhang-Yue Zhou, Hongbo Liu and Lijuan Cao


This chapter details food consumption trends in China, with a focus on the latest developments (2000 onwards). The consumption of major food items by rural and urban residents, by the rich and poor, and by residents in different regions is analysed and contrasted. To help appreciate the speed and scope of recent changes in China's food consumption, an overview of food consumption at the national level since the early 1980s is first provided.

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