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.
Congressional Research Service, China and Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction and Missiles, January 5, 2015
This CRS report is written by Shirley A. Kan, specialist in Asian security affairs.
The U.S. Congress mandates that the State Department prepare an annual report on religious freedom around the world.
This report is produced annually by the State Department's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.
U.S. Secretary of State Kerry issued this statement. Liu was convicted in 2009, but his detention began on Dec. 8, 2008. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010, though could not attend the ceremony.
Congressional Research Service, "China’s Naval Modernization: Implications for U.S. Naval Capabilities – Background and Issues for Congress," December 23, 2014
This report was written by Ronald O’Rourke, specialist in naval affairs.
U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, "China-India Relations, Tensions Persist Despite Growing Cooperation," December 22, 2014
The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission was created by the United States Congress in October 2000 to monitor, investigate, and submit to Congress an annual report on the national security implications of the bilateral trade and economic relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic of China.
Russel is Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. He spoke at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC.
Rose is Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance. He spoke at the Johns Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies on Dec. 8, 2014.
Daniel R. Russel is U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs. Richard C. Bush is Director of the Center for Northeast Asia Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution. Sophie Richardson is China Director for Human Rights Watch. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin chaired the session.
The Council on Foreign Relations published the backgrounder, "Democracy in Hong Kong", to explain the context behind Hong Kong's calls for democracy and how demonstrations, especially those similar to the ones in 2014, will affect relations with Beijing. The piece was written by Eleanor Albert.