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.
Factory Town: Life in a Chinese Development Zone
The Pacific Basin Institute presents a talk by Peter Hessler on his research in Lishui, a factory town in southern Zhejiang province.
Peter Hessler, writer, journalist & award-winning author of the book
Peter Hessler will talk about his research in Lishui, a factory town in southern Zhejiang province. For more than two years, Hessler followed development in Lishui, spending time with factory owners, small entrepreneurs, migrant workers, and government officials. Like so many places in southern China, Lishui is focused on growing its export economy, and Hessler will describe the human side of this process.