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.
Human Rights: Part 3 of Election ’08 and the Challenge of China
Concerns about human rights pervade American discussions about China. Human rights is the focus of the third segment of the USC U.S.-China Institute's documentary on the 2008 election and U.S.-China relations.
Chinese today enjoy great freedom in their everyday lives, but Americans of all political leanings express concern about China’s human rights record. The Chinese government’s suppression of demonstrations and riots in and near Tibet in March again focused attention on the issue, as did restrictions on demonstrations during the Olympic Games. Like his predecessors, President George W. Bush has met with Chinese political, religious, and labor rights activists and has called on Chinese authorities to do more to secure basic liberties. These criticisms and those of Bush’s predecessors seem to have had limited impact.
This video is also available on the USCI YouTube Channel.
Speakers in this segment include:
Richard Armitage, president, Armitage International and advisor to John McCain; former Deputy Secretary of State
Jeffrey Fielder, labor activist; formerly of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission
Kenneth Lieberthal, professor, University of Michigan; former Senior Director for Asia, National Security Council
Clark T. Randt, Jr. , U.S. Ambassador to China
J. Stapleton Roy, managing director, Kissinger Associates and director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Woodrow Wilson Center, former Ambassador to China and Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research
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Please contact Clayton Dube at the USC U.S.-China Institute (1-213-821-4382 or firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions about the documentary and its themes or screening inquiries. The documentary is also available at the USC U.S.-China Institute’s channel at YouTube.