Canada to Sell China $362 Million in Grain

Title

Canada to Sell China $362 Million in Grain

Description

Between 1958 and 1962, government policies known as the Great Leap Forward, along with bad harvests and other unfortunate natural phenomena, left many Chinese people with little to eat. Famine was especially severe in rural areas of China As a result, many millions of people starved to death and had to resort to desperate measures to survive, while the Chinese government looked for outside help.

This article in The New York Times reports a Canadian deal with China to sell $362 million in grain in order to help relieve the latter's widespread famine. This was the second instance in which China's Communist government asked the Canadian government for assistance in feeding their people.

Creator

Raymond Daniell

Source

The New York Times

Date

2 May 1961

Contributor

Jason Coughlin

Format

Print

Type

Text

Coverage

1900-1999

Files

Canada to Sell China $362 Million in Grain.pdf

Citation

Raymond Daniell, “Canada to Sell China $362 Million in Grain,” Disaster History Archive, accessed November 20, 2019, http://disasterhistoryarchive.cynthiakierner.org/items/show/75.

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