China must protect high-quality arable land

  title={China must protect high-quality arable land},
  author={Xiangbin Kong},
Figures from a national survey of land use seem positive, but the effort exposed some worrying trends, says Xiangbin Kong. 
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  • Chen, He, Wang, Li, Guan, Hao
  • Economics
  • Sustainability
  • 2019
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