U.S. Assistant Attorney General John Demers discussed the China Initiative and the process for assessing risks posed by Chinese acquisitions or the business operations of Chinese companies in America.
Cars, Currency, and Conflict:Three Issues Concerning Today’s China and How They Are Connected
Timothy Grose, a doctoral student at Indiana University, will host a discussion on cars, currency, and conflict. He will illustrate how all three element affect current economic conditions in China.
Explore how cars, currency, and conflict are three concerns of ordinary citizens
and the government of the People’s Republic of China alike. Why do so many
Chinese urbanites continue to buy cars when the streets of Beijing and Shanghai
are already congested? How does China’s “pegging” of its currency affect what
Chinese consumers buy, and why has it received so much attention from lawmakers
in the US? Finally, what happens if you are a member of a marginalized group,
like Tibetans and Uyghurs, who may have not experienced the benefits of China’s
economic growth? Through our discussions, we will look beyond the news coming
Instructor: Timothy Grose is a doctoral student in the Department of Central
Eurasian Studies at IU and has recently returned from a six-month research grant in
As the dance over control of TikTok gets more complicated, last week it came out that the U.S. government has asked American-based video gaming companies where China’s Tencent is an owner or investor to detail how they handle the data of American players.
Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a book talk with author David Lampton. His new book examines China’s effort to create an intercountry railway system connecting China and its seven Southeast Asian neighbors.