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.
PRC Ministry of Finance, Report on the Execution of the Central and Local Budgets for 2015 and the Central and Local Draft Budgets for 2016, March 5, 2016
The Chinese Ministry of Finance presented this report to the National People’s Congress on March 5. It was adopted on March 16, 2016. This is the official Xinhua translation of the report.
Reviewed by Stacie A. Kent for the History of Diplomacy discussion list.
Congressional Research Service, The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CIFUS), June 12, 2013
CRS report by James K. Jackson, specialist in International Trade and Finance.
Congressional Research Service, “Foreign Ownership of U.S. Financial Assets: Implications of a Withdrawal,” April 8, 2013
This Congressional Resarch Service report, RL34319, was prepared by James K. Jackson.
Congressional Research Service, “China’s Holdings of U.S. Securities: Implications for the U.S. Economy,” December 6, 2012
Congressional Research Service, "China’s Holdings of U.S. Securities: Implications for the U.S. Economy," September 26, 2011
PRC Ministry of Finance, Report on the Implementation of the Central and Local Budgets for 2009 and the Draft Central and Local Budgets for 2010, March 5, 2010
The report was presented on March 5, 2010 and adopted by the National People’s Congress on March 13, 2010.
U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, "Hearing: U.S. Debt to China: Implications and Repercussions," February 25, 2010
This hearing was conducted by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on February 25, 2010. 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.
Zhou Xiaochuan is the governor of the People's Bank of China and chairs the Bank's monetary policy committee. This paper, dated March 23, 2009, was published on the People's Bank of China website and stimulated much discussion as it coincided with other Chinese government expressions of concern about the security of the vast pool of funds the government has invested in American debt.