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.
Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Russel spoke at an event hosted by The Brookings Institution and the State Department Foreign Press Center in Washington, D.C. After some discussion of disaster relief, most of the questions focused on tensions in the South China Sea.
This CRS report was written by Shirley A. Kan, specialist in Asian security affairs.
Congressional Research Service, "China Naval Modernization -- Implications for U.S. Navy Capabilities," updated July 15, 2014
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Deputy Asst. Secretary Michael H. Fuchs, Remarks at the Fourth Annual South China Sea Conference,” July 11, 2014
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Fuchs spoke at the conference organized by the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.
This CRS report was written by Wayne M. Morrison, specialist in Asian trade and finance.
Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday showcased his guitar-playing, holding a lunchtime jam session during talks with officials in Beijing.
This CRS report was written by Wayne M. Morrison, specialist in Asian Trade and Finance.
Russel is Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and the Pacific. He testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in Washington, D.C.
Aaron L. Friedberg, “China’s Recent Assertiveness: Implications for the Future of US‐China Relations,” June 25, 2014
Friedberg is a professor at Princeton University. He spoke as part of a panel that included U.S. Asst. Secretary of State Daniel Russel and former U.S. Ambassador to China Stapleton Roy.
The U.S. Dept of State Office To Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons releases an annual report.
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.