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.
This paper examines the differences in the trade data from China and the United States. Written by Michael F. Martin, specialist in Asian Affairs.
Congressional Research Service, What’s the difference? Comparing US and China Trade Data, May 4, 2015
This CRS report was written by Michael F. Martin.
The FCCC surveys its members to prepare this report on conditions for foreign journalists in China.
The FCCC surveys members about difficulties associated with reporting on China.
Investment Climate Statements provide country-specific information and assessments prepared by U.S. embassies and diplomatic missions abroad on investment laws and practices in those countries.
The U.S. Congress mandates that the State Department prepare an annual report on religious freedom around the world.
The Council on Foreign Relations published the backgrounder, "China in Africa", to explain Africa's role in China's effort towards rapid industrailization. The piece was written by Christopher Alessi and Beina Xu.
U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, "Hearing on China Ahead of the 13th Five-Year Plan: Competitiveness and Market Reform," April 22, 2015
This hearing was conducted by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on April 22, 2015. The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission was created by the U.S. Congress in 2000 to monitor, investigate, and submit to Congress an annual report on the national security implications of the economic relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic of China.
The Council on Foreign Relations published the backgrounder, "Media Censorship in China", to describe China's official media policy, censorship within China, how the Chinese government exerts control over the media, the role of foreign media, U.S. technology in China, and how the Chinese public has gone around the censors. The piece was written by Beina Xu, and features contributions from Isabella Bennett.
US Department of Defense, Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China, 2015
This is the Department of Defense’s annual report to Congress.
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.