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.
Global Professional Training Conference for Underclassmen
The Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin will host a professional training conference on communicating, studying, and working in Asia.
The Global Professional Training (GPT) program on East and Southeast Asia focuses on professional development training for students who are interested in studying, working, or living in China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Mayanmar, Phillipines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. A seminar aimed primarily at underclassmen (freshmen and sophomores) takes place in fall 2015; a seminar aimed primarily at upperclassmen (juniors and seniors) takes place in spring 2016.
Read here for more information on how to apply by the deadline on Marsh 15, 2016.
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