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CIA, Mao's Cultural Revolution - Origins and Development, Oct. 6, 1967

March 9, 2020

In the midst of China's Cultural Revolution, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency prepared a report on the forces leading to the launch of the Cultural Revolution and its first year. It was written by Philip L. Bridgham. This report was declassified in 2007 (40 years after its preparation). Bridgham published a versions of this in The China Quarterly.

Determination Pursuant to the Foreign Missions Act, February 24, 2020

March 4, 2020

A Notice by the US State Department.

Michael Pompeo, On Taiwan’s Election, January 11, 2020

March 4, 2020

A press statement issued by the US Department of State. 

Michael Pompeo, Institution of a Personnel Cap on Designated PRC Media Entities, March 2, 2020

March 2, 2020

Two documents are included here. The first is an announcement by the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on new limits imposed on the number of people permitted to work in the U.S. for designated PRC media entities. The second is a background briefing on the policy by two senior State Department officers. The policy was announced and the briefing was held at the State Department in Washington, D.C.

Senior Officials, State Department Designates Chinese Media Entities as Foreign Missions, Feb. 18, 2020

February 26, 2020

Two senior State Department officials spoke to the media on the Department's decision to label Chinese media entities (Xinhua News Agency; China Global Television Network (CGTN) - part of China Central Television, CCTV; China Radio International (CRI); China Daily Distribution Corporation; and Hai Tian Development USA (distributor of People's Daily in the U.S.) as foreign missions. The officials explained the reasoning behind the designation and what it would mean.

U.S. Department of Justice, Huawei and its CFO Meng Wanzhou Charged with Financial Fraud, Jan. 28, 2019

February 11, 2020

Meng Wangzhou 孟晚舟was detained by Canadian authorities in Vancouver in December 2018 at the request of the U.S. government. Here is the press release about the indictment against the company and Meng Wanzhou. The charging document is also included.

U.S. Department of Justice, China Initiative, 2018-2019

February 11, 2020

This U.S. Department of Justice document summarizes the aims of its China Initiative and department indictments and convictions from Jan. 2018 to July 2019.

U.S. Dept. of Justice, Chinese Accused of Equifax Hack, Feb. 10, 2020

February 10, 2020

The U.S. Attorney General announced the indictment of four members of the People’s Liberation Army for the 2017 cybertheft of the personal data of millions of people from Equifax, a crediting reporting agency. Included here are his remarks, a press statement about the indictment and a link to the charging document.

China in Democratic Party Platforms, 1968-2016

February 10, 2020

Excerpts from the platforms adopted at Democratic Party presidential nominating conventions from 1968 to 2016. A pdf version of the excerpts is also available.

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Events

July 2, 2020 - 4:00pm

The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a webinar with David Zweig to look at how tensions between the United States and China have impacted scientific collaboration and research.  

July 16, 2020 - 4:00pm

Bob Davis and Lingling Wei, authors of Superpower Showdown, will help us understand the ramp up of US-China economic tensions and the far-reaching consequences of the stand-off.