“China is pressing farmers to increase soybean production, using a combination of subsidies, government stockpiling and public pressure. Like generations of Chinese leaders before him, Xi sees the country‚Äôs reliance on food imports as a national security issue and soy is one of the weakest links.”

Analyst Comment: China is preparing for war. China is heavily reliant on imports to bolster its food supply. The US is one of the largest exporters of food to China. A war over Taiwan would very likely result in a significant portion of China’s food supply being cut off.