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.
4th Biennial North Carolina Summit on US-China Education: September 4, 2014
The Confucius Institute (CI) at NC State is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the CI Headquarters around the world, the State of NC has reached over 10,000 students studying Chinese in K-12 public schools, and the Center for International Understanding has 38 Confucius Classrooms in NC. The organizers of the Summit have all helped contribute to this large growth in Chinese language programs.
The US-China Summit (otherwise referred to as the “Summit”) was launched by the Friday Institute at North Carolina State University (NC State) and other educational partners in 2008 when the North Carolina State Board of Education signed an agreement with Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education in China to increase collaboration. Since that creation, the Summit is organized every two years for North Carolina education, government, and business leaders to witness how NC has grown in Chinese language and cultural programs and to cultivate collaboration toward increased partnerships to meet the growing demand of Chinese language in our State. The theme of the 2014 Summit is: “How to Cultivate World Class Leaders in North Carolina in Business, Government and Education?” The Summit is organized around a morning style plenary session with experts on three panels (Business, Government and Education). Lunch is provided at the conference. The afternoon consists of breakout sessions to encourage more collaboration and dialogue with a focus on: Bridging the Gap in Education, Bridging the Gap in Business, and Bridging the Gap in NC-China Relations. This conference is free and open to the public.