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.
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These are the prepared remarks offered by Assistant Secretaries Kritenbrink and Ratner to open their testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
Susan Lawrence wrote this review for the non-partisan Congressional Research Service, a part of the U.S. Library of Congress. It came during renewed attention to U.S.-Taiwan relations, including the adoption of the Taiwan Travel Act, the sale of arms to Taiwan and revised policies regarding official contacts between the governments of the U.S. and Taiwan.
Scott Busby, U.S. State Department, Defending Democracy through Media Literacy II, September 10, 2019
Busby is Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. He spoke in Taipei, Taiwan.
Scott Busby, U.S. State Department, Opening Remarks at the U.S.-Taiwan Consultations on Democratic Governance in the Indo-Pacific Region, September 12, 2019
Busby, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor and spoke in Taipei, Taiwan.
This measure was adopted to encourage extensive and high level contact between the United States and Taiwan. It had 81 co-sponsors in the House of Representatives and bipartisan support. It was adopted by unanimous consent in the Senate and signed into law by President Donald J. Trump.
Mr. Helvey is a Senior Advisor at the U.S. Defense Department, performing the duties of the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs. These are his remarks as prepared for delivery at the Williamsburg, Virginia conference.
Ma Ying-jeou, president of the Republic of China (Taiwan), visited Taiping Island in the South China Sea. His predecessor, Chen Shuibian, also visited the island in 2008.
U.S. State Department deputy spokesperson Mark Toner discussed the American government’s view of Pres. Ma’s trip. He responded to questions at the daily press briefing.
Kin Moy is Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs and spoke in Washington at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
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.