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China, the U.S. and a hungry world

May 20, 2022

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.

Euro-skepticism toward China increases

May 13, 2022

European views toward China are not uniform. Europeans recognize China's economic prowess and clearly favor continued ties, but majorities in much of Europe now have a negative view towards China.

Shifting priorities for China and Europe

May 5, 2022

China has extensive and productive ties with many European nations, but the relationship has been worsening in recent years. The war in Ukraine has led to still more unease.

Lying flat or waiting for a better deal?

One of the many "lying flat" memes shared on Chinese social media.
April 28, 2022

The pandemic has young people (and not so young people) in China and the U.S. rethinking their career and life aims. With international labor day and China's youth day just around the corner, we look at trends in job seeking and wages.

Clearing the air

Los Angeles and Shanghai smoggy skylines, 2020-2021, Creative Commons license
April 22, 2022

...is, along with purifying water and soil, a pressing issue for China and the United States.

China and India: Partners and Rivals

Economist 2010 predicting Indian growth to outpace China's.
April 18, 2022

They partner to sell Land Rovers, but fret about shipping lanes, energy supplies and pollution. Where do China and India collaborate and where do they compete?

Uneasy Neighbors: China and India

China's Xi and India's Modi, 2014
April 8, 2022

In August 1939, China was partially occupied by Japan and India was part of the British empire.

Making it harder to "buy" China, Inc.

Alibaba broke records in 2014 with its IPO.
March 31, 2022

Investors in Chinese companies listed on U.S. stock exchanges have been on a roller coaster of late.

Chinese take to the air

March 24, 2022

Before the pandemic, increasingly affluent Chinese were flying all over their country and the world. American aerospace companies have benefited as China's airlines have grown in size and reach. But a new Chinese competitor to the established manufacturers is entering the arena.

Locking down. Again.

Guangdong province is a key center for manufacturing and global trade. Major cities there have been locked down.
March 17, 2022

China's locking down to cope with its most widespread covid-19 outbreaks since 2020.

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