Month: December 2016

Food Safety in China: Perceptions and Accountability

Written by Megan Tracy. Prompted by highly-publicized food safety incidents, including the sale of 40-year old meat, hormone-tainted bean sprouts, recycled ‘gutter’ oil, and adulterated milk powder, China’s policymakers have sought to strengthen its food safety regime and respond to Chinese and international consumer concerns. These efforts include […]

GM Debates with Chinese Characteristics?

Written by Joy Y. Zhang. When I first started examining the governance of genetically modified (GM) food in China two years ago, I expected my findings on the GM debates to be filled with ‘Chinese characteristics’. But as the research progressed, the more GM scientists, civil society activists, […]

Who Owns Culture? The case of P.F. Chang’s

Written by Haiming Liu. In 1993, restaurateur Paul Fleming made a visionary decision. He sold his Ruth’s Chris Steak House and opened his first P.F. Chang’s China Bistro in the Fashion Square shopping center in Scottsdale, Arizona with Philip Chiang as his partner. ‘P.F.’ stood for Paul Fleming […]