My suspicion is that DC/Beijing have reached out and stuck a pacifier in them quietly and said, yes, we will send you food in a few months, if you just SHUT UP now so it doesn't look like quid pro quo.
And if you DON'T, China will not let you work in our factories, and all those bags of food you that say "USA"? The ones you tell your people are tribute?
Yeah those. I hope they are edible.