The draft law on ensuring food security was submitted at the Standing Committee of the 14th National People's Congress, China's top legislature, for the first review on Monday.
On April 25, the opening ceremony of the ASEAN-China Year of Agricultural Development and Food Security Cooperation was held in Beijing.
China's food security is well guaranteed on the whole, and China will make sure that the rice bowls of its 1.4 billion people will always be firmly held in their own hands, Premier Li Qiang said Monday.
To vitalize less well-off rural regions, officials are also tasked with fostering rural industry, raising farmers' incomes and making the countryside a better place for people to live and work in.
Leaders of a number of foreign countries, in video messages to the forum, said that China's hybrid rice research has benefited people throughout the world and expressed their willingness to continue working with China in this field.