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.
Barack Obama and Xi Jinping, US-China Joint Presidential Statement on Climate Change, Sept. 25, 2015
President Barack Obama and Xi Jinping issued a joint announcement on what the U.S. and China will do to support an ambitious agreement at the 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference. They issued this statement in Washington, D.C.
Vice President Biden and Secretary Kerry Co-Host a Luncheon for President Xi of the People’s Republic of China, September 25, 2015
Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry hosted a lunch in honor of President President Xi of the People’s Republic of China at the Department of State.
President Obama delivers remarks at the arrival ceremony of President Xi of the People’s Republic of China to the White House.
Department of Defense, "Military Crisis Notification Mechanism for Use of the Defense Telephone Link," September 24, 2015
On September 24, 2015, the United States Department of Defense published the document, "Military Crisis Notification Mechanism for Use of the Defense Telephone Link" as a part of the Memorandum of Understanding on Notification of Major Military Activities.
The U.S. – China Climate Leaders Summit fulfills a key element of the U.S.-China Joint Announcement on Climate Change by Presidents Obama and Xi last November, and helps to ensure that the ambitious actions to address climate change that both leaders committed to will be implemented at the state and local level, where they matter most.
This was released by the State Council Information Office and published by Xinhua News Agency. The release coincided with China's co-chairing a United Nations meeting on women in New York on September 27, 2015.
Congressional Research Service, "China’s Naval Modernization: Implications for U.S. Naval Capabilities – Background and Issues for Congress," September 21, 2015
This report was written by Ronald O’Rourke, specialist in naval affairs.
Foreign Correspondents Club of China, Recent incidents of interference in reporting, September 15, 2015
This report was compiled by the FCCC through contributions by member journalists. The report includes several instances stemming from efforts to report on the warehouse explosion in Tianjin.
Department of Defense, "Memorandum of Understanding Regarding the Rules of Behavior for Safety of Air and Maritime Encounters (Supplement)," September 15, 2015
In September of 2015, the United States Department of Defense published a supplement to the November 2014 "Memorandum of Understanding On the Rules of Behavior for Safety of Air and Maritime Encounters Between the Department of Defense of the United States of America And the Ministry of National Defense of the People's Republic of China."
The State Council Information Office issued this official white paper.
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.