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.
Chinese chain restaurants are bringing established, high-end names to Los Angeles. Chinese is no longer a bargain choice, but a choice revealing “taste.”
On September 24-25, 2015, President Barack Obama hosted President Xi Jinping of China for a State visit. The two heads of state exchanged views on a range of global, regional, and bilateral subjects.
Yong Chen's book was reviewed by Susan B. Carter for H-Environment and is published here under Creative Commons license.
This bilingual report builds on the China Environment Forum’s (CEF) extensive research in partnership with Circle of Blue, and draws heavily on a weeklong exchange with American and Chinese water, energy, and food experts that took place in China in August 2013.
The hearing was chaired by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA). Witnesses included Mark Kastel, William Triplett II, Patty Lovera, and Sophie Richardson.
Seung-joon Lee, Gourmets in the Land of Famine: The Culture and Politics of Rice in Modern Canton, 2011
Edward Melillo reviews the book for H-Environment, August 2011, credit H-Asia.
U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, "Hearing: Chinese Seafood: Safety and Trade Issues," April 24-25, 2008
This hearing was conducted by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on April 24-25, 2008. 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.
Thomas Hirzel reviews the book H-HistGeog, January 2009.
Alan Larson, who is under Secretary of State for Economic, Business and Agricultural Affair, talked to the students and faculty of Beijing University about the importance of the relationship between US-China and food and agriculture.
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.