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.
Chapel of Fierce Protectors
The Newark Museum presents an exhibition of ferocious and fantastic deities in Tibetan Buddhism.
The Chapel of Fierce Protectors will be reinstalled in harmony with the Chapel of the Masters as specific protectors are affiliated with particular Tibetan Buddhist religious orders. These ferocious and fantastic deities wield a range of ritual implements—demon-pinning stakes, skull cups and bone-aprons. Images of these deities and examples of the ritual implements used to perform pacification rituals (to cure illness) or even wealth-attracting ceremonies will be displayed.
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.