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China's grain reserves sufficient, supply secure******
BEIJING, Nov. 3 (Xinhua) -- China's total grain reserves are currently sufficient and stocks of wheat and rice, the two major grain stocks, continue to increase, a Chinese official said on Wednesday.。
Supply in the domestic grain market is fully guaranteed, said National Food and Strategic Reserves Administration official Qin Yuyun, adding that China's annual grain output in 2021 is projected to exceed 650 billion kilograms for the seventh consecutive year.。
Noting that China's current grain reserves are at a historically high level, Qin said that with several bumper harvests, the country's growing wheat stocks are sufficient to meet consumer demand for a year and a half.。
Mounting grain reserves can ensure China is "basically self-sufficient in grain with the supply of staple food absolutely safe," the official said.。
The country's ability to ensure its food supply has also been strengthened, Qin said, citing sufficient stocks of rice and flour products, as well as grain and oil processing capabilities. Enditem。
AC Milan equal best start to Serie A season******
ROME, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- AC Milan made their best start to a Serie A season since 1954-55 after edging past Torino 1-0 on Tuesday, with Olivier Giroud's goal proving decisive.
The Rossoneri opened their Serie A campaign with eight wins and one draw before Tuesday's game and entered the San Siro having won five games in a row.
With Zlatan Ibrahimovic only fit enough for the bench, Giroud led the forward line and scored the game's only goal in the 14th minute, tapping in from a close range after Sandro Tonali's corner was flicked on by Rade Krunic.
The away side came close to equalizing in the 85th minute but Dennis Praet saw his attempt smack the bar.
Milan continue to top the table with 28 points, three ahead of Napoli, who host Bologna on Thursday.
Also in Serie A on Tuesday, Salernitana won 2-1 at Venezia, and Spezia shared the spoils with Genoa in a 1-1 draw. Enditem
Douglas Costa to stay at Gremio despite relegation threat******
RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov. 1 (Xinhua) -- Former Juventus and Bayern Munich winger Douglas Costa said Monday that he plans to remain at Gremio next year, even if the two-time Brazilian Serie A champions are relegated to the country's second tier.。
A 3-1 home defeat to Palmeiras on Sunday left Gremio 19th in the 20-team top-flight standings, eight points from the safety zone with just 11 games remaining in the season.。
"I'm a guy who never throws in the towel," Costa said in a live discussion with fans on YouTube. "I go all the way. I have a contract for two more years and that's all that I'm thinking about. A lot of people like to speculate but I'm from here [Porto Alegre] and I'll continue to play here no matter what happens."
Costa has scored two goals and provided two assists in 19 league appearances since returning to his original club from Juventus in May.。
The 31-year-old bemoaned the team's inconsistency, which has continued under interim manager Vagner Mancini, who replaced Luiz Felipe Scolari in October.。
Gremio's next clash is an away league fixture against leaders Atletico Mineiro on Wednesday. Enditem。