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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 15, No. 16. August 14, 1952

Land for the People

Land for the People

One of the hardest tasks had been the breakdown of old barriers between China proper and the national minorities in the Republic. Years of racial discrimination had to be overcome.

Immediate result of land reform was an increased standard of living for the man on the land. With an end to rack-renting and crippling taxation, peasants felt they were working for themselves, and worked with a well to increase output.

The Malthusian myth that China was suffering from over-population was exploded by the fact that largo arable areas had never been cultivated. Productivity had greatly in creased since 1949. The sending of grain to India during the famine was made possible by a hugely increased grain harvest.