Wherever you may be, we wish you and those close to you the very best Year of the Rabbit.
The change that attracted the most attention was the removal of term limits for the president (国家主席 state chairman) of China. This was widely seen as permitting the current president, Xi Jinping, to continue in office. The Communist Party has formal term limits for its general secretary and Xi Jinping was expected to continue in that position beyond the 2022 Party congress.
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.
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