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.
China and International Relations Graduate Student Workshop
The University of Pennsylvania Center for the Study of Contemporary China will host a graduate research workshop on China and International Relations. Hyun-Binn Cho, a Ph.D. Candidate from the Political Science Department, will organize the event with the help of Brian C. Chao and Chris Liu.
This workshop brings together advanced graduate students from around the country conducting research on China and international relations. The objective is to create a forum of mutual exchange for developing cutting edge research projects in the field and promoting a sense of community among the next generation of China and IR experts. All sessions will be in a round table format, all paper presenters will be graduate students, and discussants will involve professors as well as post-docs. Everyone is welcome to attend and participate. Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Contemporary China. Please see attachment for the full symposium agenda.
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.