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.
U.S.-China 2021 Rewind
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Joseph Biden was sworn in as the new U.S. President at the beginning of 2021, bringing with him a new set of priorities and tone. But while trade war rhetoric has cooled and the U.S. and China have agreed to work together on climate change, tensions over technology, territorial claims and human rights have remained. Just last week, the U.S. announced a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and invited Taiwan to participate in a summit on democracy. China countered by releasing a critical look at democracy in the U.S. Even so, trade between the two nations has set records. We've curated our most watched events and most read newsletters from 2021 and encourage you to browse our full archive of content for anything you may have missed from 2021.
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Most Watched Events
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