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.
This is a special issue of Talking Points reviewing the history of China in US presidential debates from 1960 to 2016.
On July 15, 1971 Richard Nixon and Zhou Enlai announced that Nixon would go to China. We remember the road to that announcement and the trip that followed.
Full text and video of Secretary of State Clinton's remarks. She spoke at a U.S. Institute for Peace and Nixon Foundation conference.
Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi spoke at a U.S. Institute for Peace/Nixon Foundation conference marking the 40th anniversary of Pres. Nixon's 1972 trip to China. Yang spoke via video link from Beijing where it was March 8, 2012.
Robert D. Hormats, “Forty Years after the Nixon Visit: Progress, Challenges, and Opportunities in US-China Economic Relations,” March 6, 2012
Hormats is Undersecretary of State for Economic, Energy, and Agricultural Affairs. He spoke in New York at the Asia Society.
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.