Can Iowa legacy endure as U.S. cornfield diplomacy becomes security alliance?
President Richard Nixon's visit to China in 1972 set the stage for normalization of diplomatic ties. But few know about some historical visits from China with a longstanding impact. The Hub with Wang Guan looks through the eyes of former U.S. diplomat and president emeritus of World Food Prize Foundation Kenneth Quinn at how visits by President Xi Jinping and his father Xi Zhongxun boosted agricultural ties, which lie at the root of the China-U.S. relationship. As the world moves away from globalization to regional security alliances due to the Ukraine crisis, a politics-driven U.S. diplomacy may go in the wrong direction. But the Iowa legacy of agriculture can still stabilize the relationship and agriculture can bring peace globally.