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.
John Kamm Speaks at the China Card Conference
John Kamm, founder and leader of the Dui Hua Foundation, spoke on the “Talk and Policy on Law, Human Rights, and the Environment” panel at the China Card conference on September 29, 2016.
John Kamm is an American businessman and human rights campaigner. He founded and leads The Dui Hua Foundation. Kamm’s work has been recognized with awards from two American presidents (“Best Global Practices in Commerce” in 1997, and “Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights” in 2001) and with a “genius” grant from the MacArthur Foundation in 2004. Kamm has engaged the Chinese government in a dialogue on human rights, focusing on the treatment of prisoners and conditions in prisons. Dui Hua has submitted requests for information on more than 6,000 prisoners and has helped hundreds gain early release and better treatment.
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.