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: Lucy Hornby on Covid-19's Impact on the U.S.-China Rivalry
Lucy Hornby, long-time China correspondent at the Financial Times, looks at how the virus has impacted the U.S.-China rivalry.
Has the coronavirus given China a stronger hand in international affairs? Lucy Hornby, long-time China correspondent at the Financial Times, looks at how the virus has impacted the great rivalry of our times.
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Lucy Hornby is a 2020 fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard. She has lived in China for 20 years, most recently serving as deputy bureau chief in Beijing for the Financial Times. Hornby has reported from every Chinese province and region for the FT and Reuters on topics ranging from elite politics to the trade war and environmental pollution. She first moved to China with Princeton in Asia, a program that builds bridges between the U.S. and Asia, and taught English in the industrial city of Wuhan. Hornby has led investigations into some of China’s biggest and most indebted companies, including FT’s examination of the ownership of HNA, one of the country’s largest conglomerates. Her coverage has won numerous awards, including the 2018 Society of Publishers in Asia’s award for excellence in business reporting.
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