July 06, 2022
China’s Main Food Security Challenge: Feeding Its Pigs
By Genevieve Donnellon-May and Zhang Hongzhou
Questions over how to feed China’s hog herd remain a growing challenge for Beijing and a threat to global food security.
February 12, 2022
China’s Focus on Food Security
By Genevieve Donnellon-May
What Xi Jinping’s latest comments on food security suggest about China’s priorities for 2022.
February 02, 2022
Ukraine: China’s Burning Bridge to Europe?
By Elizabeth Wishnick
China's BRI and agricultural needs led Beijing to seek partnership with Ukraine. Now Russia's military build-up has complicated those calculations.
November 29, 2021
Are African Governments Expecting Too Much From FOCAC?
By Lauren Ashmore
The case of Africa’s agricultural exports to China highlights the progress made through FOCAC agreements -- and the road still left to travel.
November 25, 2021
China’s Evolving Food Security Strategy
By Genevieve Donnellon-May and Mark Wang
China’s food security is part of its new national security strategy in the new “dual circulation” era.
November 12, 2020
The Bitter Aftertaste of China’s Hunger for South American Food
By Agostina Blengino and Jordy Pasa
China’s quest for food security is exacerbating environmental crises like deforestation and overfishing in South American countries.
October 28, 2020
Reading the Soy Leaves: What Soybean Imports Say About China’s 2020 US Election Preferences
By Elizabeth Wishnick
China is well aware of the political implications of how it handles agricultural imports from the U.S. – in this case, soybeans.
June 19, 2020
China’s Tariffs on Australian Barley: Coercion, Protectionism, or Both?
By Scott Waldron
The Chinese anti-dumping tariffs on Australian barley have been widely interpreted as revenge for Australia’s call for a COVID-19 investigation. But there are other factors at play.
December 18, 2019
White House Touts ‘Very Significant’ Phase One China Trade Deal
By Bonnie Girard
A White House press call includes some more details on the agreement that was announced December 13.
May 21, 2019
China’s GMO Paradox
By Eugene K. Chow
For all its power, the Chinese government can’t get people to trust genetically modified crops.
April 05, 2018
Trade Wars: China Strikes Back
By Shannon Tiezzi
China unveils tariffs on $50 billion in U.S. imports, mirroring the Trump administration's penalties on Chinese goods.
October 21, 2015
How China’s Growing Appetite Is Transforming an American Port
By Susan Chan Shifflett
China’s growing appetite for American agricultural products is transforming the port of Oakland, California.