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.
U.S. Dep. Asst. Secretary of State James Swan, “China-Africa Relations and the Global Village: Diplomatic Perspective,” April 1, 2008
U.S. Dep. Asst. Secretary of State Thomas Christensen, “Shaping China’s Global Choices Through Diplomacy,” March 18, 2008
Thomas J. Christensen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs
Yongjin Zhang reviews the book for H-Diplo.
Commander, U.S. Pacfic Command, Adm. Timothy Keating November 27, 2007
U.S. Amb. Alan F. Holmer on Establishing New Habits of Cooperation in U.S.-China Economic Relations, 2007
Holmer spoke on Nov. 14, 2007 at Tsinghua University. He is special envoy for China.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates visited China Nov. 4-6, 2007 and met with officials, including Chinese Minister of Defense Gao Gangchuan.
Thomas J. Christensen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, speaks to the U.S.-Taiwan Business Council
At the invitation of the Japanese Government, Premier Wen Jiabao of the State Council of the People's Republic of China paid an official visit to Japan from April 11-13, 2007. During the visit, Premier Wen Jiabao held talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
President Hu Jintao of the People's Republic of China paid a state visit to the Russian Federation from March 26-28, 2007 at the invitation of President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation. The two presidents held official talks in Moscow and attended the opening ceremonies of the Year of China in Russia and the Chinese National Exhibition in Russia.