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.
Documenting the Global City Project, Beijing 2009 -- "Children of the Sun" 太阳的孩
Collaboration between the USC School of Cinematic Arts and Communication University of China yields films exploring contemporary life in Beijing and the surrounding countryside.
USC film student Justin Feldman combined with Communication University of China student Xiao Beidi to produce this film. It focuses on a village and school set up to provide for the children of incarcerated parents. The film follows one boy who misses his mother.
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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.