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.
Between Competition and Cooperation: The future of the U.S.- China Relationship
The 21st Century China Center at the School of Global Policy and Strategy invites the public to attend a talk for the UC San Diego Forum on U.S.-China Relations titled "Between Competition and Cooperation: The Future of the U.S.-China Relationship."
As the bilateral relationship between the U.S. and China enters uncharted waters, the path to a new relationship is highly dependent on whether or not we can forge cooperation between two competitive giants of a nation. A panel of experts, including Stephen Hadley, former national security advisor to President Bush, James Steinberg, former deputy national security advisor to President Clinton, and Chinese Ambassador Cui Tiankai will offer insights into how the U.S. and China can restrain competitive excesses, sustain cooperative energy and work out a modus vivendi given their increasingly divergent interests.
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.