• USC U.S.-China Institute chart on Chinese purchases of homes in the U.S. from 2008 through 2022.

    NIMBY laws and U.S.-China Relations

    September 1, 2023

    A number of states have enacted laws prohibiting Chinese and others from “countries of concern” from purchasing homes or land. Florida, for instance, prohibits purchases within 10 miles (16 km) of military installations or critical infrastructure. The law is being challenged as unconstitutional by the American Civil Liberties Union and the U.S. Dept. of Justice. A federal judge is permitting enforcement of the law on national security grounds while the case proceeds. A map showing states where laws have been enacted is below.

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  • Genshin's Global Impact

    August 25, 2023

    Genshin Impact: Charting a Global Gaming Phenomenon and Chinese Dominance

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  • Learning to use drones in agriculture. Photo shows student and teacher in the countryside near Wuhu city, Anhui province.

    Learning beyond school

    August 21, 2023

    Is China's education system meeting the needs of its people and the nation?

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  • Photo illustration of "Chinese" and "American" brains utilizing colors of the countries' flags. By Ernest Gunasekara-Rockwell for the U.S. Department of Defense.

    Science Diplomacy at a Crossroads

    August 10, 2023

    Science and Technology Agreement Renewal Debate: Balancing SciTech Ties & Security beyond August 27th.

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  • The leaders of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan met in Xi'an in May, 2023. Xinhua photo.

    China and its Central Asian Neighbors

    August 3, 2023

    Central Asian nations increasingly linked economically to China. Russia, the U.S. and others have noticed.

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  • U.S. Navy photo: The guided-missile destroyer Chung-Hoon observes a Chinese navy ship conduct what it called an "unsafe” Chinese maneuver in the Taiwan Strait, Saturday, June 3, 2023.

    China's PLA Day Approaches

    July 28, 2023

    China is a significant power in Asia and developing its global reach. U.S. and Chinese vessels and planes have been coming closer and closer to each other. The photo shows a Chinese vessel cutting in front of an American ship in the Taiwan Strait in June 2023.

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  • U.S. climate envoy John Kerry meets with China's represent Xie Zhenhua in Beijing in 2023. Image provided by US State Department.

    Heat and US-China Relations

    July 20, 2023

    US-China climate talks heat up as they aim for carbon neutrality, but emissions remain high, with extreme weather events looming.

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  • China, the U.S. and a hungry world

    May 20, 2022

    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.

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Two images of Chinese game and game equipment companies going into the Middle East. One is of a Lenovo Legion Lenovo Legion demonstration and the other of PubG.
October 3, 2023

Chinese companies are among the world's largest video game firms. They are on the move in some of the fastest growing markets.

Cover of Ian Johnson's book, Sparks; photo of Johnson in front of red doors. Photo by Sim Chi Yin.
October 18, 2023

Throughout its history, the Chinese Communist Party has sought to dictate what is written and taught about its past. And some have always found ways to offer a fuller picture of what they and others have experienced.

US-China Today

October 28, 2021

Pandas at the San Diego Zoo, the 2008 Olympics Games and Chinese state media on Youtube all have one thing in common: they are displays of Chinese “soft power” that aim to foster positive views of China among foreigners. These are only a few high-profile examples of a campaign to challenge existing perceptions about China and win hearts and minds around the world.


April 27, 2023

News organizations frequently turn to USC for expert analysis on trends in China. Below are links to stories drawing on USC faculty, staff and students as well as other stories about USC and China.

April 25, 2022

USCI's online courses enable teachers to learn not just about East Asia, but about how they might bring East Asia to their own students.