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16 November 2017

Nutrition is an important, but underappreciated, component of Chinese food security. A greater appreciation of the role that access to nutritious food plays in economic productivity could help to reduce the economic burden of an ageing population.

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  • 7 November 2017
    What’s Next?

    French President Emmanuel Macron will visit the United Arab Emirates on 8-9 November. US President Trump will visit China to meet with President Xi Jinping, 8-10 November. The APEC summit runs until 11 November in Danang, Vietnam.

  • 2 November 2017
    What’s Next?

    Trade and Investment Minister Steven Ciobo will meet with Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, Secretary of State, French Ministry for European and Foreign Affairs, in Paris on 2 November. US President Donald Trump begins a 12-day trip to Asia on 4 November.

  • 24 October 2017
    What’s Next?

    The Communist Party of China concludes its 19th Party Congress on 24 October. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is in Paris until 25 October. Kenya will repeat its presidential election on 26 October.

  • 17 October 2017
    What’s Next?

    The Communist Party of China will hold its 19th Party Congress on 18-24 October. The Indo-Russian army, navy and air force Indra exercises will be held on 19-29 October.  


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