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Introduction

 
Data - Cultivated Land
Various estimates of total cultivated land in China (million hectares)

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Estimate Year Definition
State Statistical Bureau: Statistical Yearbook of China, 1994
(Footnote: "...the figure for cultivated land is underestimated)
95.10 1994 "Cultivated Land"
State Statistical Bureau: Statistical Yearbook of China, 1997
(Footnote: "...the figure for cultivated land is underestimated)
94.97 1997 "Cultivated Land"
State Land Administration, People's Republic of China, Beijing, 1994: China. Land Resource Use and Productivity Assessments Project. CPR/87/029. Main Report 125.23 around
1990
"Total food production area"
Prosterman, Roy L. / Hanstad, Tim / Ping Li (1996): Can China Feed Itself? In: Scientific American. November 1996, 70-76 130 ? "China's fertile land"
Smil, Vaclav (1995): Who Will Feed China? In: The China Quarterly, No. 143, 801-813 133-140 around
1990
"Arable Land"
Alexandratos, Nicos (1996): China's projected cereal deficits in a world context. In: Agricultural Economics, Vol. 15, 1-16 125 1989 "Total cultivated land"
MEDEA (led by McElroy, Michael): "Secret  satellite images show that China grows crops on 47 percent more land than China officially admits." (cited from: MacKenzie, D.: China Crisis. In: New Scientist, Vol. 158, No. 2131) 139.6 ? "Crop growing area"
Wu Chuangjun / Guo Huangcheng (1994): Land Use of China. Beijing (Science Press) p. 91 (Estimate does not include horticulture land) 136.4 around
1990
"Cropland"
Sun, H. et al. (Eds.)(1994): Agriculture, Natural Resources and Regional Development in China. Nanjing: Jiangsu Science and Technology Press. p. 165 (Estimate includes horticulture land) 133.3 around
1990
"Cultivated Land"
Fischer, G. / Chen, Y. / Sun, L. (1998): The balance of cultivated land in China during 1988 - 1995. International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, IR-98-047, 131,1 1995 "Cultivated Land"
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