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.
Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing. Pres. Putin also attended the opening ceremony of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
U.S. President Joseph Biden called for "a summit on democracy." 110 governments were invited to participate, but China and Russia were among those not included. The Chinese and Russian ambassadors published a joint op-ed in response. A few days later, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs published this report. In some respects it follows the ministry's reports on human rights in the United States (also available at the USCI website).
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CCP Central Committee Resolution on on the Major Achievements and Historical Experience of the Party over the Past Century, Nov. 11, 2021
The Chinese Communist Party's Central Committee adopted the following resolution on the Party's history in Beijing. It is the third such resolution, after the 1945 and 1981 resolutions. The Party marked the 100th anniversary of its founding on July 1, 2021. This translation is provided by Xinhua.
CCP Resolution on the Party's Achievements and Experiences Over the Past Century (Chinese text) 中共中央关于党的百年奋斗重大成就和历史经验的决议
The Chinese Communist Party Central Committee adopted the following resolution on the Party's history. The CCP marked the 100th anniversary of its founding on July 1, 2021.
These are the prepared remarks from Amb. (Ret.) Nicholas Burns at the start of his testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. In December 2021, Burns was confirmed as ambassador to China by a 76-18-7 vote.
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.