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.
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Beijing Olympics Experiment Reveals Biological Link Between Air Pollution Exposure, Cardiovascular Disease
Using the 2008 Beijing Olympics as their laboratory, University of Southern California (USC) researchers and colleagues have found biological evidence that even a short-term reduction in air pollution exposure improves one’s cardiovascular health.
Wang, Never Forget National Humiliation: History Memory in Chinese Politics and Foreign Relations, 2012
Zheng Wang's book was reviewed by Zachary Fredman for H-Diplo in December 2012 and is included here via Creative Commons license.
Senate Minority Report, Another US Deficit -- China and America -- Public Diplomacy in the Age of the Internet, February 15, 2011
A report prepared by the staff of the Republican minority on the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. Senator Richard Lugar, ranking minority member, released the report.
Congressional Research Service, “China-U.S. Relations in the 100th Congress: Issues and Implications for U.S. Policy,” February 10, 2009
This Congressional Research Service report was prepared by Kerry Dumbaugh.
China will host the 2008 Olympic Summer Games from August 8 to 24, 2008.
A summary of recent experiences of foreign journalists and suggestions for those reporters going to China to cover the Olympics.
Statement from Steven Spielberg Regarding Beijing Olympic Games and Darfur
On Dec. 13, 2007, Steven Spielberg released the text of a second letter to the President of China, Hu Jintao, in which he urgently appeals to China to use its influence at this most critical moment to bring an end to the genocide in Darfur. Spielberg is serving as an artistic director for the upcoming Beijing Olympics.
Foreign Correspondents Club of China, “China Yet to Fulfill Olympic Pledge of Free Media Coverage, Harrassment Still Common,” August 1, 2007
163 of FCCC’s correspondent members responded to the survey, 133 were based in Beijing, 12 in Shanghai, and 4 in other Chinese cities.
The U.S. Dept of State Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism produces an annual report on terrorism.
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.