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.
Zhao Qizheng "The Path of China’s Development"
Zhao Qizheng is Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference's Foreign Affairs Committee, and was formerly the Chinese Minister of Press. In his upcoming address to the Council, he will discuss the significance of strong U.S.-China bilateral relations and offer the Chinese perspective on that country's growing role in the world.
After hosting the 2008 Olympic Games and taking a more prominent role in the world’s economic fortunes, China is now being viewed by many as being ready to take a more prominent role on the world’s stage.
By the year 2020, if current projections hold true, China’s economy will be the largest in the world. Coping with China’s growing political and economic influence will be a key issue for America’s leaders in the 21st century. Diplomacy will require a far richer and more nuanced
understanding of the fundamental social, political and economic factors at work in this enigmatic and often misunderstood culture.
With China’s growing role in the global arena, a new phase of China-U.S. relations is taking center stage. During a visit to China early in his presidency, Barack Obama declared success in establishing better diplomatic ties and pledged to treat China as a trusted global partner in future endeavors. Meanwhile, people in China have shown great interest in expanding the ongoing dialogue between the two nations.
His Excellency Zhao Qizheng is Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference’s Foreign Affairs Committee, and was formerly the Chinese Minister of Press. In his upcoming address to the Council, he will discuss the significance of strong U.S.-China bilateral relations and offer the Chinese perspective on that country's growing role in the world.
Zhao Qizheng was born in Beijing in 1940. He graduated, in 1963, from the University of Science and Technology of China, majoring in experimental nuclear physics. He was then engaged in scientific research until 1984 and still holds three patents of invention. From 1984, he served as Vice Mayor of Shanghai, Director-general of the Management Committee of Shanghai Pudong New Area and Minister of the State Council Information Office of China. He is now Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and Dean of the School of Journalism and Communication, Renmin University.
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