• Happy Year of The Dragon! 祝您龙年快乐!

    February 7, 2024

    Happy Lunar New Year from the USC US-China Institute! 

    As we welcome the Year of the Dragon, we embrace the spirit of strength, wisdom, and prosperity that this majestic creature symbolizes in many Asian cultures.

    May the Year of the Dragon bring us all opportunities for growth, success, and fulfillment. Let's celebrate this occasion with joy, unity, and hope for a bright future. Wishing you and your loved ones a happy, healthy, and prosperous Lunar New Year! 

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  • Image with the title "Passings" for an article about US-China figures who died in 2023.

    Passings, 2023

    January 15, 2024

    We note the passing of many prominent individuals who played some role in U.S.-China affairs, whether in politics, economics or in helping people in one place understand the other.

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  • California Gov. Gavin Newsom meets with CCP General Secretary Xi Jinping in Beijing, 2023. Credit: Office of the Governor.

    California Counts

    November 12, 2023

    California plays an outsized role in the multidimensional U.S.-China relationship.

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Image highlights Chinese programs on the Netflix streaming service.
March 21, 2024

Ying Zhu looks at new developments for Chinese and global streaming services.

AI-generated image of a panda scientist working with an eagle scientist in a chemistry lab.
March 19, 2024

David Zweig examines China's talent recruitment efforts, particularly towards those scientists and engineers who left China for further study. U.S. universities, labs and companies have long brought in talent from China. Are such people still welcome?

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.