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.
Comfort Women Wanted
The UCLA Center for Korean Studies presents Chang-Jin Lee' project "Comfort Women Wanted," which is based on his interviews in different countries in Asia with "comfort women" survivors and a former Japanese soldier.
The Comfort Women Wanted project brings to light the memory of 200,000 young women, referred to as "comfort women," who were systematically exploited as sex slaves in Asia during World War II. This project serves to increase awareness of sexual violence against women during wartime.
It is based on interviews in 7 different countries, with Korean, Chinese, Taiwanese, Indonesian, Filipino, and Dutch "comfort women" survivors and a former Japanese soldier from W.W.II. The artworks include public art billboards, Kiosk street posters, prints, multi-channel video installations and a "Recreation of a Military Comfort Station."
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.