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.
The U.S. Senate Permanent Committee on Investigations released this report. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) chaired the committee. Tom Carper (D-Delaware) was the ranking minority member of the committee.
U.S. Government Accountability Office, Agreements Establishing Confucius Institutes at U.S. Universities Are Similar, but Institute Operations Vary, February 16, 2019
This study of Confucius Institutes included 90 such programs. The GAO reviewed the agreements establishing the institutes and carried out interviews with program personnel at 10 colleges. Below is a summary of findings. Click on the link at the bottom for the full report.
This report was prepared by the Association’s Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure in June 2014.
A panel discussion at the conference titled "A New Era in Cultural Diplomacy: Rising Soft Power in Emerging Markets."
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.