Page 5, 24th March 1950

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Background to the speech made by U.S. Secretary of State Dean Acheson on Asia's problems last week is the worst famine in China for 72 years. Both flood and drought have combined to devastate the great river valleys and their uplands. Crop estimates have declined 25 per cent. Nationalist sources say that 30,000,000 people are on short rations. Millions are declared to be starving in North China.

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