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.
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Blinken prepared these remarks to open his testimony before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Liu Jian is Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Los Angeles. His essay appeared in a Los Angeles Times advertising supplement for ChinaWeek.
Assistant Secretary of State Russel delivered the 2016 Herbert G. Klein Lecture to open the USC U.S.-China Institute conference on “China’s Growing Pains.”
The FCCC survey looks at a variety of issues. This report is based on 142 responses. Journalists from more than 30 countries and territories belong to the organization.
Congressional Research Service, What’s the Difference? — Comparing U.S. and Chinese Trade Data, March 24, 2016
This Congressional Research Service report (which comes out annually) was written by CRS’s Michael F. Martin.
The report was presented to the NPC on March 9 and adopted on March 16, 2016. This is the official English translation.
PRC National Development and Reform Commission, Report on the Implementation of the 2015 Plan and on the 2016 Draft Plan for National Economic and Social Development, March 5, 2016
This report and plan for the next year was presented to the NPC on March 5 and adopted on March 16, 2016. This is the official translation from Xinhua.
Premier Li Keqiang presented this report to the National People’s Congress on March 5. It was adopted on March 16, 2016. This is the official bilingual document from Xinhua.
PRC Ministry of Finance, Report on the Execution of the Central and Local Budgets for 2015 and the Central and Local Draft Budgets for 2016, March 5, 2016
The Chinese Ministry of Finance presented this report to the National People’s Congress on March 5. It was adopted on March 16, 2016. This is the official Xinhua translation of the report.
John Kerry and Wang Yi, Remarks on North Korea, the South China Sea and other topics, February 23, 2016
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi met at the U.S. State Department and spoke to the press in the Ben Franklin Room.
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.