The USC U.S.-China Institute talks with author David M. Lampton on his new book, which examines China’s effort to create an intercountry railway system connecting China and its seven Southeast Asian neighbors.
Documents - US-China
Mike Pompeo and Betsy DeVos, Joint Letter to Commissioners of Education about China's Confucius Classrooms Program, October 14, 2020
The U.S. Secretary of State and U.S. Secretary of Education argue that China's Confucius Classrooms are an influence effort and should be constrained.
Mike Pompeo and Betsy DeVos, Joint Letter to Presidents of American Institutions of Higher Education and Affiliates Regarding the People’s Republic of China, October 14, 2020
Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State
Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education
U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, Overseas Chinese Students and Scholars in China’s Drive for Innovation, October 7, 2020
Commission statement: This report surveys an array of programs and policies the Chinese government has established over decades to exploit the scientific expertise of Chinese students and scholars studying in the United States for the purpose of accelerating China’s economic and military modernization. While the report examines the elaborate system of incentives the Chinese government employs to induce Chinese students and scholars to contribute scientific expertise to China’s national modernization goals, it does not intend to “profile” students from China, or to evaluate the degree of agency Chinese students and scholars have when faced with the opportunity to participate in these government-sponsored programs. This report assumes these programs target a minority of the overall Chinese student body, and that the majority of Chinese students contribute positively to U.S. research and society.
David Stilwell, Advancing U.S. Engagement and Countering China in the Indo-Pacific and Beyond, September 18, 2020
David Stilwell, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, presented these remarks to open a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Department of Defense, Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China, 2020
Annual Report to Congress from the the United States Department of Defense.
U.S. State Department, Confucius Institute U.S. Center Designated as a Foreign Mission, August 13, 2020
The U.S. State Department formally designates the Confucius Institute U.S. Center in Washington, D.C. as a foreign mission of the Chinese government.
Below is the ICE policy announcement prohibiting visas for international students who might be studying in schools which moved all classes online as a measure to cope with the covid-19 threat. That policy was rescinded on July 14, returning to the March 13, 2020 policy included before.
U.S. President Donald J. Trump ordered that the distinct treatment enjoyed by Hong Kong and its citizens be ended.