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The ChinaFood CD-ROM was selected as one of the "Hot Picks" in Science, Vol. 286, 26 November 1999, p. 1643
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"Congratulations ... As someone who has battled with China data inconsistencies and commonly failed, I appreciate what you have achieved."
David Norse, Dept. of Geography, University College London, United Kingdom
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"Thank you for the beautifully designed web pages with clear material. I am impressed with how much more I can learn in a few minutes of browsing something as rich in data and as well organized as this than in reading a traditional report."
Dr. Pille Bunnell, President,  American Society for Cybernetics
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"The Web site and presentation on China are stunningly beautiful and effective. Congratulations on superb blending of analytical and public policy work. Your products are genuinely inspiring."
Gary Merritt, Sociologist, Freelancer, USAID ret., U.S.A
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"I have just read the summary of your report "China Food: Can China Feed Itself?". It's excellent! Congratulation and thanks for your marvelous work for China!"
Rusong Wang; Prof. Ph.D; Director, Beijing Center for Ecological Engineering, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
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"I have just received your China Food CD-ROM and find it quite interesting, extremely well illustrated and very user-friendly."
Brad W. Gilmour, Foreign Agri-Food Analysis, Agri-Food Canada (Team Leader - Asia Pacific)
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"It was a pleasure ... to look up and download your excellent report on China's food and environmental prospects."
Nick Driver, Publisher, China Food & Agriculture Newsletter, China
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"I have found your 'Can China Feed Itself?' immensely useful."
Vernon W. Ruttan, Applied Economics Department, University of Minnesota, U.S.A.
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"I've already received this excellent CD. It really is a slick and innovative presentation of data and analysis."
Stanley Wood, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), U.S.A.
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"Thank you for developing this kind of software for a deeper analysis of the food situation and possibilities in China. ... Congratulations for your very productive work."
Jaime Duran Lomeli, Universidad Anahuac, Mexico
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"Even if the future of China is not your immediate concern, it will be worth you exploring this example of how research scientists can take advantage of the rapidly evolving electronic methods to provide alternative, useful means of communication between analysts and decision makers. I suspect you will never again be content with the more conventional ways of publishing research involving systems analysis and modeling."
J.N.R. Jeffers, Editor-in-Chief, The International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, United Kingdom
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"An Alladin's Cave of numeric and map data."
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5-star rating by THE ASIAN STUDIES WWW MONITOR, Sep 1999, Vol. 6, No. 93. Edited by: Dr. T. Matthew Ciolek
"The Asian Studies WWW Monitor" was established 21 April 1994. It forms a key element of the global, cooperative project Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library. For further details of this Internet Publications Bureau, RSPAS, Australian National University (ANU) publication see: About the Asian Studies WWW Monitor.
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"I have now received the CD-ROM and it will be extremely useful in preparing an upcoming review of World Bank water projects in China.  The format is excellent and the quality high."
Robert C.G. Varley, Consultant, Operations Evaluation Department, The World Bank
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"A fantastic resource including many excellent tables, charts and maps ...".
Ranking: Essential!
The China WWW Virtual Library, Internet Guide for China Studies (IGCS), Institute of Chinese Studies, Heidelberg University, Editor: Hanno Lecher (University of Heidelberg, Germany)
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"I intend to bring (the CD-ROM on China) to the attention of our faculty for use as a teaching aid."
Walter E. Massey, President, Morehouse College, U.S.A.
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"...the site contains more than enough to quickly engage scholars studying this question from a variety of disciplines."
Scout Report Selection The Scout Report, Volume 6, Number 17, September 10, 1999, A Publication of the Internet Scout Project, Computer Sciences Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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"Your CD provides an excellent example how well-structured web design can be used to present research results in an innovative and accessible way. The use of animated maps and graphics is especially impressive."
Uwe Deichmann, Consultant, Development Research Group, World Bank
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"Your Chinese food security web site is very interesting. I especially enjoyed reading the Summary of Arguments" and "I am very impressed with your web site!"
David Cowhig, Environment, Science and Technology Section, U.S. Embassy Beijing
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"I just visited your Web site and looked through it. It has one of the most comprehensive collections of information on Chinese agriculture that I have seen in one place. I especially liked the systematic, interrelated way your data is presented. Excellent work!"
John Thomson, Managing Editor, ChinaOnline
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Revision 2.0 (First revision published in 1999)  - Copyright 2011 by Gerhard K. Heilig. All rights reserved. (First revision: Copyright 1999 by IIASA.)