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 - 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 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.
The Congressional Research Service is a non-partisan part of the Library of Congress. The report is available in pdf form at the link below.
Congressional Research Service, China's National Security Law for Hong Kong: Issues for Congress, August 3, 2020
The Congressional Research Service is a non-partisan research office under the Library of Congress. This report was written by Susan V. Lawrence and Michael F. Martin.
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.