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 -- Shadow House 唱影
USC film student Laura Yilmaz and Communication University of China student Yang Yijing collaborated on this look at a dying art form, shadow puppetry, and the lively artists who create it. The art troupe also happens to be unique in that many of its members are little people.
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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.