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.
Is Armed Conflict with China Avoidable?
The Commonwealth Club of California presents Professor Christopher Twomey who will speak on China's foreign policy and security issues in East Asia.
The rise of China poses many challenges to the U.S., both economic and political, but the most important and dangerous might be potential security conflicts. Twomey says that some sources of tension represent true conflicts of interest between the U.S. and China: Taiwan, relations with U.S. allies in the region, and territorial claims in the South China Sea. Others are less fundamental, but might still be problematic: a burgeoning arms race, the occasional unexpected crisis and North Korea. What are the prospects for navigating these challenges without escalation to militarized conflict in the coming decades? Professor Twomey’s research centers on security studies, Chinese foreign policy and East Asian security in theory and practice.
Networking Reception at 5:30 PM, the program will begin at 6 PM.
Tickets for the event can be purchased here.