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China, the U.S. and a hungry world

May 20, 2022

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.

Video - Heribert Dieter examines Europe-China ties in a changing geopolitical environment

May 12, 2022

For decades, European countries assumed that China is a benign force in international relations.

Shifting priorities for China and Europe

May 5, 2022

China has extensive and productive ties with many European nations, but the relationship has been worsening in recent years. The war in Ukraine has led to still more unease.

Lying flat or waiting for a better deal?

One of the many "lying flat" memes shared on Chinese social media.
April 28, 2022

The pandemic has young people (and not so young people) in China and the U.S. rethinking their career and life aims. With international labor day and China's youth day just around the corner, we look at trends in job seeking and wages.

Clearing the air

Los Angeles and Shanghai smoggy skylines, 2020-2021, Creative Commons license
April 22, 2022

...is, along with purifying water and soil, a pressing issue for China and the United States.

Assignment: China - USCI's series on American reporting on China

Photo by Jim Laurie.
April 20, 2022

How do we know what we know about China? The images most Americans hold of China were shaped by news coverage. Our multipart documentary series Assignment: China focuses on the journalists who have described the remarkable changes in China since the 1940s. Two of the most influential moments in this history were the Nixon visit in 1972 and the Tiananmen demonstrations of 1989. The correspondents interviewed for the series have helped news consumers understand how China's opening up and subsequent economic rise have reshaped the world. 

China and India: Partners and Rivals

Economist 2010 predicting Indian growth to outpace China's.
April 18, 2022

They partner to sell Land Rovers, but fret about shipping lanes, energy supplies and pollution. Where do China and India collaborate and where do they compete?

Making it harder to "buy" China, Inc.

Alibaba broke records in 2014 with its IPO.
March 31, 2022

Investors in Chinese companies listed on U.S. stock exchanges have been on a roller coaster of late.

Chinese take to the air

March 24, 2022

Before the pandemic, increasingly affluent Chinese were flying all over their country and the world. American aerospace companies have benefited as China's airlines have grown in size and reach. But a new Chinese competitor to the established manufacturers is entering the arena.

Locking down. Again.

Guangdong province is a key center for manufacturing and global trade. Major cities there have been locked down.
March 17, 2022

China's locking down to cope with its most widespread covid-19 outbreaks since 2020.

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