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 the United States: A Bi-National Forum on Cultural Relations
The University of California, Berkeley is hosting a forum in which participants from China and the US will review the history of relations between the two countries and consider the influence of culture, especially various elements of the arts, on the development of mutual understanding.
The National Endowment for the Humanities, with additional support from the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, will host a delegation of scholars and artists from China at a conference highlighting the importance of culture and the arts in the dialogue between the United States and China. The day and a half program will feature a series of round table conversations among scholars, artists and other representatives of culture from the two nations. Discussions will review the history of relations between our countries and consider the influence of culture, especially various elements of the arts, on the development of mutual understanding.
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.