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.
Documents - Contemporary China
The Chinese government released this white paper prior to the U.S. and China signing a phase 1 trade deal in January 2020.
PRC State Council, Equality, Development and Sharing: Progress of Women's Cause in 70 Years Since New China's Founding, September 2019
This government white paper was published in advance of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China
Law of the People's Republic of China on Prevention and Treatment of Infectious Diseases (2013 Amendment), June 29, 2013
Speech by Xi Jinping At the Reception in Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of The Founding of the People's Republic of China
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Comrades and Friends,
The State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China published this white paper on food security.
The State Council Information Office of the People’s Republic of China published this white paper on China’s ties with the wider world.
PRC State Council, Seeking Happiness for People – 70 Years of Progress on Human Rights in China, September 2019
This government white paper was published in advance of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.
The formal name of the bill is “Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2019.” The proposal triggered great opposition and massive demonstrations beginning in March 2019 and continuing through the summer. It was formally submitted to the legislature on April 3, 2019. Chief Executive Carrie Lam suspended consideration of the bill on June 15, 2019, but the bill was not withdrawn. On July 8, 2019, she said “the bill is dead” but did not withdraw the bill.