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.
Meeting Rising Housing and Health Expectation
USC and Shanghai researchers met in the Shanghai Municipal Government headquarters to discuss housing and health care.
The city of Shanghai’s think tank, the Shanghai Development Research Center, combined with the USC Price School of Public Policy and the USC U.S.-China Institute to discuss two of the most pressing issues facing people in both China and the United States. Housing quality and affordability are major considerations and major health care reform efforts are underway in both countries in an effort to control costs and achieve universal coverage. The leaders of the three units spoke, along with researchers from both SDRC and USC. A number of city officials and USC Price School alumni attended and raised questions.
Shanghai Development Research Center/University of Southern California Policy Discussion
Organized by the Shanghai Development Research Center, the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, and the USC U.S.-China Institute
14:00 – 14:20
Zhou Guoping, Deputy Director, Shanghai Development Research Center
Jack Knott, Dean, USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
Discussion of Housing Issues
Moderator: Zhou Guoping
Pang Yuan, Director-General, Shanghai Municipal Urban and Rural Construction Commission
Annette Kim, Director, USC Spatial Analysis Lab
15:45 – 17:00
Discussion of Health Care Issues
Moderator: Clayton Dube, Director, USC U.S.-China Institute
Wu Lingfang, Deputy Director-General, Shanghai Health Development Research Center
Michael Nichol, Director, Graduate Programs in Health Policy, USC Price School
17:00 – 17:10
Eric Heikkila, Director, International Initiates, USC Price School