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.
Elizabeth Economy, Council on Foreign Relations
Elizabeth Economy spoke at the USC U.S.-China Institute conference on “The Future of U.S.-China Relations.” Her presentation was entitled “China's Global Environmental Challenge.”
This video is also available on the USCI YouTube Channel.
Please click on the play button to view the presentation. The conference website has links to video from the conference and to many of the papers presented there.
Elizabeth Economy is C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director of Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Her most recent book, The River Runs Black: The Environmental Challenge to China's Future (Cornell University Press, 2004), won the 2005 International Convention on Asia Scholars award for best social sciences book. Her writings appear often in publications such as Foreign Affairs, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the International Herald Tribune, and she is a frequent radio and television commentator on U.S.-China Relations. Dr. Economy regularly testifies before Congress and consults for the U.S. government and corporations on Chinese environmental issues. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, her M.A. from Stanford University, and her B.A. from Swarthmore College.