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.
Development of China
Zhong Jianhua, Counsulate General of the People's Republic of China in Los Angeles, gave a talk on the Development of China in January 2006 at the USC School of Social Work. He states that China is in a critical period and describes how growing up in a small village has given him a rich experience. Zhong also explains how society has changed physically, but not psychologically. Additionally, he discusses how China needs help and to learn from the U.S. and others to build a harmonious society.
Zhong is a graduate of the Beijing Institute of Foreign Languages (China) and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (US). Among his many diplomatic assignments, he has served as Second Secretary in the Chinese Embassy in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and as First Secretary in the Office of the Chinese Senior Representative of the Sino-British Joint Liaison Group (regarding Hong Kong). Before assuming his post in 2002 as Chinese Consul General in Los Angeles (with rank of ambassador), he was Director General of the Department of Consular Affairs in the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.