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.
Hearing on the “Extent of the Government’s Control of China’s Economy, and Implications for the United States”
U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission hearing in Washington, DC.
May 25: Room 385, Russell Senate Office Building
Hearing Co Chairs: Commissioners Jeffrey Fiedler, Kerri Houston, and Michael Wessel
- Opening Statement of Commissioner Michael Wessel Co-chair (HTML) (PDF)
- Opening Statement of Commissioner Jeffrey Fiedler Co-chair (HTML) (PDF)
Panel I: China’s Industrial Policies and the 11th Five Year Plan
- Dr. Barry Naughton, So Kwanlok Professor of Chinese and International Affairs, University of California, San Diego, CA (HTML) (PDF)
- Mr. Clyde Prestowitz, President, Economic Strategy Institute, Washington, DC (HTML) (PDF)
Panel II: State-Owned Enterprises: Vehicles of Industrial Policy Implementation
- Dr. Scott Kennedy, Associate Professor, Departments of East Asian Languages & Cultures and Political Science, University of Indiana, Bloomington, IN (HTML) (PDF)
- Dr. George T. Haley, Director, Center for International Industry Competitiveness; Professor, Marketing and International Business, College of Business, University of New Haven, West Haven, CT (HTML) (PDF)
Panel III: Congressional Perspectives
- Congressman Donald A. Manzullo (R-IL)
- Congresswoman Carolyn C. Kilpatrick (D-MI) (HTML) (PDF)
- Congressman Walter B. Jones (R-NC) (HTML) (PDF)
Panel IV: Does China’s State-Owned Sector Follow Trade Rules?
- Mr. Thomas R. Howell, Partner, Dewey Ballantine LLP, Washington, DC (HTML) (PDF)
- Mr. David M. Marchick, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP, Washington, DC (HTML) (PDF)
Panel V: China’s Foreign Direct Investments Abroad
- Dr. Brad Setser, Senior Economist, Roubini Global Economics, New York, NY (HTML) (PDF)
- Dr. Daniel Rosen, Principal, China Strategic Advisory, New York, NY (HTML) (PDF)
Friday, May 25 - Room 385 Russell
Panel VI: Industry Perspectives
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.