A food safety factory shutdown has Americans hunting for baby formula. Readying themselves for a covid-19 lockdown, Chinese in Beijing emptied store shelves. Emerging from lockdown, some in Shanghai are visiting well-provisioned markets. U.S.-China agricultural trade is booming, but many are still being left hungry. Food security, sustainability and safety remain issues.
Barry Naughton Speaks at the China Card Conference
Barry Naughton, Sokwanlok Chair of Chinese International Affairs at the School of Global Policy & Strategy at UCSD, spoke on the “U.S.-China Economic Ties: Joined at the Hip and Not Always Happy About It” panel at the China Card conference on September 29, 2016.
Barry Naughton is the Sokwanlok Chair of Chinese International Affairs at the School of Global Policy & Strategy at the UCSD. He has addressed economic reform in Chinese cities, trade and trade disputes between China and the United States, and economic interactions among China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Naughton wrote the most widely used textbook on China's economy, The Chinese Economy: Transitions and Growth and his groundbreaking book Growing Out of the Plan: Chinese Economic Reform, 1978-1993 received the Ohira Memorial Prize. Naughton writes a quarterly analysis of the Chinese economy for China Leadership Monitor.
Tensions evident in the recent European Union-China virtual summit reflect the increasing skepticism in Europe toward China and the worries over Ukraine and economic ties as well as human rights and environmental issues.