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 & the Developing World: Beijing's Strategy for the 21st Century
Joshua Eisenman will speak on his recently published book. Eisenman focuses on China's policies toward and practices in Africa.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
UCLA 11377 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Sponsored by the UCLA Center for Chinese Studies
Joshua Eisenman, coeditor with Eric Heginbotham and Derek Mitchell of a just-published volume, China and the Developing World (M.E. Sharpe, 2007), will discuss China's relationship with the developing world, a fundamental part of China's larger foreign policy strategy. Sweeping changes both within and outside China and the transformation of geopolitics since the end of the Cold War have prompted Beijing to reevaluate its strategies and objectives with regard to emerging nations. The result has been policies and programs that have profound implications for China's future and indeed the future of the entire globe.
Eisenmen co-authored a China Brief article on "Dueling Priorities for Beijing in the Horn of Africa" and also wrote "Zimbawe: China's African Ally."
Concerning China and the Developing World, Richard Baum, Professor of Political Science, has said: "In an era of global concern over China's newfound national potency, precious litte attention has been paid to Beijing's rapidly changing relationship with the developing world. This timely new volume helps to fill that void. Bringing together contributions from nine experts, the book documents China's growing use of 'soft power' to win friends in key emerging regions of South and Southeast Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. Expertly edited, the volume offers important insights into the shifting interregional dynamics of China's search for global 'peace and security.'"
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.