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.
David Pierson of the Los Angeles Times Discusses Reporting in China
David Pierson is a Southeast Asia correspondent for the Los Angeles Times in Singapore. A staff writer since 2000, he was previously based in Beijing covering China. Pierson is a native of Hong Kong and has also written on technology, agriculture and marijuana from California.
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.