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.
The Congressional-Executive Commission offers its annual report on human rights in China and current affairs in regards to rule of law.
The document also reports another incident, that the cables authors call "astonishing," which involved several hundred students from the Bejing Central College of Nationalities who were protesting the nuclear weapons testing program in Xinjiang Province in western China. (December 23, 1985)
Duke University Asian Pacific Studies Institute presents a screening of the first independent Uyghur film "Qarangghu Tagh: The Villages Afar" and "Bogha: The Donkey-Pad" followed by Q&A with director Saipulla Matallip.
Yale University presents a talk about Xinjiang's Kucha Caves with Zhao Li.
University of Michigan Center for Chinese Studies hosts a talk with Judd Kinzley on the relationship between oil and state development in Xinjiang.