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.
Maps of American and Chinese international trade
These maps and trends were raised in the March 31, 2011 issue of Talking Points, the USC US-China Institute's newsletter. Click here to subscribe to the newsletter. These maps are slightly edited and were originally generated at the WTO website.
Exports: 2009 US exports, US$1.06 trillion
Recipients: European Union, Canada, Mexico, China, Japan
Exports: 2009 Chinese exports, US$1.2 trillion
Recipients: European Union, US, Hong Kong (mostly reexported), Japan, South Korea
Imports: 2009 US imports, US$1.6 trillion
Suppliers: China, European Union, Canada, Mexico, Japan
Imports: 2009 Chinese imports, US$1 trillion
Suppliers: Japan, European Union, South Korea, Taiwan
Other Talking Points trade information
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.