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 - US-Asia
United States and Foreign Commercial Service Pacific Rim Initiative, United States Code Title 15 Chapter 73 Section 4725, Enacted 23 August 1988
H.R. 4848 became Public Law 100-418 on 23 August 1988. Public Law 100-418 Title II Sec. 2306 was codified into the following section of the United States Code.
President Ford's speech at the University of Hawaii after returning from his trip to China. Excerpted from the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum.
The Tonkin Gulf Resolution is of historical significance because it gave U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson authorization, without a formal declaration of war by Congress, for the use of conventional military force in Southeast Asia. Specifically, the resolution authorized the President to do whatever necessary in order to assist "any member or protocol state of the Southeast Asia Collective Defense Treaty." This included involving armed forces.
The Armistice Agreement for the Restoration of the South Korean State formally ended the war in Korea.
Japanese Note to the United States, December 7, 1941,(Generally referred to as the "Fourteen Part Message.")
One day before the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor with 420 airplanes, President Franklin D. Roosevelt sent the following message to the Showa Emperor of Japan.
The text of the document handed by the Secretary of State to the Japanese Ambassador on November 26, 1941, which consists of two parts, one an oral statement and one an outline of a proposed basis for agreement between the United States and Japan.
U.S. Senator Albert J. Beveridge speaks on the Philippine Question, U.S. Senate, Washington, D.C., January 9, 1900
Senator Beveridge's speech on the Philippines reflects an era of American imperialism in the Pacific.