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.
Charm Offensive: How China's Soft Power is Transforming the World
In Charm Offensive, Joshua Kurlantzick examines how China's soft power is reshaping the world. With growing support from nations in Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia, China could become the first nation since the fall of the Soviet Union seriously to challenge the U.S. for control of the international system.
Monday, May 21, 2007
5:30 pm registration
6:00 pm program followed by reception
500 Washington St., 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA
Joshua Kurlantzick is Visiting Scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Special Correspondent at the New Republic, and Senior Correspondent at the American Prospect. His work on Asia and on U.S. foreign policy also has appeared in Foreign Affairs, The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Harper's, The Atlantic Monthly, Rolling Stone, Commentary, and many other publications. He previously worked as a correspondent covering Asia for The Economist and U.S. News and World Report.
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