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Soong Mei-ling, “Addresses to the House of Respresentatives and to the Senate,” February 18, 1943.

February 18, 1943


Mr. Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives of the United States:

Chinese Exclusion Act May 6, 1882

December 13, 1901

This act provided an absolute 10-year moratorium on Chinese labor immigration. For the first time, Federal law proscribed entry of an ethnic working group on the premise that it endangered the good order of certain localities.

Anson Burlingame, Speech in New York, June 23, 1868

December 13, 1901

Burlingame headed the Chinese government's delegation to the United States.

John Hay, "Letter of Instruction," March 20, 1900

December 13, 1901

The U.S. Secretary of State John Hay sent this letter to U.S. ambassadors.

John Hay, "Update: U.S. Ambassadors," July 3, 1900

December 13, 1901

U.S. Secretary of State John Hay directed U.S. representatives abroad to convey American policy on China to their host governments.

Treaty of Tianjin (Tien-tsin), 1858

December 13, 1901

Treaty between the United States of America and the Empire of China.

Treaty of Wangxia (Treaty of Wang-hsia), May 18, 1844

December 13, 1901

The first agreement between the United States of America and the Qing Empire.

Congressional Research Service Reports

A listing of reports released by the Congressional Research Service.

Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, China's Impact on the U.S. Education System, February 28, 2019

A hearing to announce the release of a report detailing China’s impact on the U.S. education system. The report is the result of an eight-month investigation that focused on China’s Confucius Institutes.

PRC State Council Information Office, Report on China’s Position on the China-US Economic and Trade Consultations, June 2019

The Chinese government  issues this White Paper to provide a comprehensive picture of the China-US economic and trade consultations, and present China’s policy position on these consultations.



October 29, 2020 - 4:00pm
The USC U.S.-China Institute and the USC Center on Transnational Law and Business look at what might be the aims of the next administration by focusing on technology, trade and investment ties.