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.
Tao Ran 陶然: China’s Urbanization Model and its Challenges
Professor Tao Ran from Renmin University spoke on the "Urbanization: Its Costs, benefits, and Complications" panel at China’s Growing Pains on April 22, 2016.
TAO Ran 陶然 teaches economics at Renmin University in Beijing where he also heads the Center for Public Economics and Governance. One of the foremost scholars on China’s land use policies, local government finance, and urbanization, Tao was previously a scholar at the central government’s think tank, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and also directed the Brookings-Tsinghua Center. He’s the author of more than eighty articles in leading international and Chinese journals.
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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.