Professor Carolijn van Noort from the University of West Scotland talks about her new book, which explores how China’s international political communication of the Belt and Road Initiative comprises narratives about infrastructure and the Silk Road.
Documents - Contemporary China
PRC National Development and Reform Commission, Report on the Implementation of the 2015 Plan and on the 2016 Draft Plan for National Economic and Social Development, March 5, 2016
This report and plan for the next year was presented to the NPC on March 5 and adopted on March 16, 2016. This is the official translation from Xinhua.
Premier Li Keqiang presented this report to the National People’s Congress on March 5. It was adopted on March 16, 2016. This is the official bilingual document from Xinhua.
PRC Ministry of Finance, Report on the Execution of the Central and Local Budgets for 2015 and the Central and Local Draft Budgets for 2016, March 5, 2016
The Chinese Ministry of Finance presented this report to the National People’s Congress on March 5. It was adopted on March 16, 2016. This is the official Xinhua translation of the report.
Formulated on the basis of the Recommendations of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) for the 13th Five-Year Plan for Econo
Marissa Smith reviewed Sulmaan Wasif Khan's book for the History of War discussion list in Oct. 2017. It is reprinted here through Creative Commons license.
This government white paper was issued by the State Council of the People’s Republic of China.
Congressional Research Service, Maritime Territorial and Exclusive Economic Zone Disputes Involving China, December 22, 2015
This CRS report was written by Ronald O’Rourke.
Council on Foreign Relations, "CFR Backgrounders: The Shanghai Cooperation Organization," October 14, 2015
The Council on Foreign Relations published the backgrounder, "The Shanghai Cooperation Organization", to explain what the Shanghai Cooperation Organization is and its role in foreign policy today. The piece was written by Eleanor Albert.
The Congressional-Executive Commission offers its annual report on human rights in China and current affairs in regards to rule of law.
Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a look at the resurgence of classical music in China through the legacy of the Philadelphia Orchestra, from its first performances in the PRC in 1973 until its most recent tour in 2018.
Kirk Denton will look at the role of politics—especially political parties—in the establishment, administration, architectural design, and historical narratives of museums in Taiwan.