It is beyond imagination more than 100 officials and staff are under investigation for allegedly embezzling public money after a probe into the Henan branch of the China Grain Reserve Corporation. The probe was launched after the branch’s head fled to the United States last year with money he’d embezzled…Full-text article: China Daily Aug 2013

Key point

  • According to the article, the Henan branch handled 1.4 million MTs of grain, worth CNY 700 million (US$113.5 million)

ChinaAg Comment

  • Wheat production in China is mostly situated in the central and eastern parts of the country. In 2011, Henan province produced 31.2 million MTs of wheat or 27% of Chinese output. Shandong province produced 21 million MTs (18% of Chinese output), while Hebei province produced 12.7 million MTs (11% of Chinese output).

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