Ninth strategic significance of AST：The technology is a new contribution made by the Chinese Nation to the future development of the world
Mr. Brown, an American once said in his book “Who Will Feed the Chinese?” that the cereal production of China can not be improved and the food shortage will be 0.369 billion tons by 2030, accounting for 57% of its demand. Not only China can not support itself, but the world market can not bear it. Mr. Brown hoped dimly in another of his book “The World Situation in 1995” that this country that has invented paper-making and gunpowder may be in the lead among the west countries once again in terms of setting up a sustainable development economy. If China makes it, China will be envied by other countries and be their model. If China fails, the whole world will have to pay for it. (Quoted from “Deep Worries”). I believe the second quoting fits in exactly with what I have thought about. We will definitely win because we have got hold of the artificial soil technology, which can increase our land resources. We have high quality seeds（i.e. hybrid rice and super rice）, which can increase production substantially. We have intelligent and industrious people and we can create a miracle. The key problem is how much money can be invested into the project. If we can realize our target of making 2 billion mu land in 200 years or we can have 4 billion mu land resources, there won’t be any problem for feeding the 1.6 billion people in China, even the food problem of the 1.2 billion people in Europe and North America won’t be a big issue.
Of course, what I mean by the new contribution is to the developing countries that have more or less the same conditions as ours. Because of our success, they will be enlightened. We can help them make land or help them control natural disasters. We will help them set up confidence and improve their living conditions with their own efforts and create a more beautiful future for themselves.
To sum up, I have focused on one key problem in this paper, which is land resources are not limited, but can be increased according to social demands and nations’ wills. “The non-limited idea” of land resources has led our strategic research out of the limit of the 1.6 billion mu cultivated land. We are liberated from the pessimistic sentiments and we are hopeful of the agricultural development in the future of our nation. However what I need most is help from the government, especially financial support to start the intermediate test of the artificial soil technology.