China's self-reliance keeps food prices and supplies stable amid Ukraine war

Food prices in China have largely remained insulated from the war in Ukraine. PHOTO: AFP
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BEIJING - On a Wednesday morning at a wet market in central Beijing, housekeeper Wang Hailan was happy to find that pork and vegetable prices were the same as the previous week’s. 

“My employers, who are foreigners, were worried that food prices were going to rise because of the international situation,” the 46-year-old told The Straits Times. “But I kept telling them that this is China, and we will have enough of everything, even during a pandemic.” 

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