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.
Nakajima, Body, Society, and Nation: The Creation of Public Health and Urban Culture in Shanghai, 2018.
Chieko Nakajima's book was reviewed by John Knight for the History of Socialisms discussion list. It is reprinted here by Creative Commons license.
The State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China published this white paper on food security.
Ronald J. Herring wrote this review of Cao's GMO China for the History of Asia discussion list. It's reprinted here via Creative Commons license.
Critics have long accused food and beverage companies of trying to exonerate their products from blame for obesity by funding organizations that highlight alternative causes. US-China Today investigates the supposed model of transparency between Coca-Cola and China’s private and government research institutions and its implications for public health.
The partnership has the potential to transform the quality of life for millions of people, USC provost says.
China is increasingly making strides toward becoming a global environmental leader, but its continued censorship of critical discussion at home complicates this progress.
The U.S. Dept of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs produces an annual report describing the efforts of key countries to attack all aspects of the international drug trade in Calendar Year 2014.
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.