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: Timothy Cheek Looks at the CCP
July 1, 2021 is the official date for the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party. Celebrations—and required study sessions—abound inside China. Dark assessments of Communist crimes and plots fill Western media. In this webinar, Timothy Cheek looks at how Mao used an ideological rectification campaign to deal with dissenters such as Wang Shiwei in the 1940s and how Xi Jinping is reviving a form of ideological governance in which only the Party can save China and only rectification under one supreme leader can save the Party.
Video is also available on our YouTube channel.
Timothy Cheek, Asia Research Institute and Department of History, University of British Columbia
Aimei Yang, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, and Clayton Dube, USC U.S.-China Institute moderated this event.
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.