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.
Deborah Bräutigam, one of the world’s leading experts on China and Africa, explores China’s evolving global quest for food security and Africa’s possibilities for structural transformation.
Lyle Goldstein's book was reviewed by Zachary Fredman for H-Diplo and is published here under Creative Commons license.
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.
This edited volume was reviewed by Joseph Hanlon for the H-Luso-Africa discussion list and is reprinted here via Creative Commons license.
Host Carol Castiel and VOA State Department Correspondent Scott Stearns interview Tara Sonenshine, the Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs.
U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, "Hearing: China’s Global Quest for Resources and Implications for the United States," January 26, 2012
This hearing was conducted by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on January 26, 2012. 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.
Presenters included David Shinn, Deborah Brautigam, and Stephen Hayes.
This Chinese government "white paper" was published in English on April 21, 2011.
The Information Office of the State Council, or China's Cabinet, published a white paper on China-Africa economic and trade cooperation.
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.