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.
Former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker on U.S.-China Relations
James Baker, who served as White House Chief of Staff and Treasury Secretary during the Reagan administration and was George H.W. Bush's Secretary of State, sits down to talk about China and America's relations with China.
James Baker served as President George H. W. Bush's Secretary of State from 1989 until 1992 - a period of tumultuous change around the world, including the collapse of the Soviet Union, the end of the Cold War, the first Gulf War, and the Tiananmen Square crisis in China. In an interview with USCI's Mike Chinoy, Baker spoke about the current challenges facing the U.S.-China relationship. Other parts of the interview will be included in USCI's Assignment: China series.
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