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Comparing U.S. & China Trade in Southeast Asia

October 15, 2020

We look at how reliant Southeast Asian nations are on trade with China and with the U.S. China is the top trading partner for all, but the U.S. Is a key export market for many.

Leaders' Finances Under Scrutiny

October 1, 2020

Politicians expect to be put under a microscope but like to keep their finances in the dark.

Chinese Investment in the U.S.

September 24, 2020

As the dance over control of TikTok gets more complicated, last week it came out that the U.S. government has asked American-based video gaming companies where China’s Tencent is an owner or investor to detail how they handle the data of American players.

Visualizing Apple in China

September 17, 2020

Apple rolled out new products and services this week, so we look at how important China has been to Apple.

U.S. and China on the Battlefield

September 10, 2020

The U.S. Department of Defense has just released information on Chinese military efforts. We've drawn on it and information from other sources to offer this comparison of American and Chinese military resources.

Playing with trade blocs

September 3, 2020

After President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the remaining 11 countries negotiated a new trade deal, the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), which was signed in March 2018. At the same time, China was negotiating its own trade deal, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), whose 15 countries would account for 30% of the world’s population and GDP if it is ratified.

Investing in Latin America

August 27, 2020

Since then Chinese President Jiang Zemin visited Latin America in 2001, China has become more engaged in the region. Chinese investment and loans to Latin America have declined in the last few years, but the region remains important to China as a market for goods and a source of essential energy and products.

How Tencent makes its money

August 20, 2020

Although WeChat is the most popular part of the Tencent empire and is deeply embedded in the everyday lives of Chinese, it doesn’t generate most of the company’s revenues. This week we look at Tencent and how it generated US$54 billion in revenue last year.

Where do people buy stuff now?

August 13, 2020

With more and more of our everyday shopping taking place digitally, we looked into who the big players are in the U.S. and China through four charts.

TikTok in three charts

August 6, 2020

President Trump is worried that user data from the 45.4 million Americans on TikTok, owned by Chinese company ByteDance, could be handed over to the Chinese government and set a September 15th deadline for the app to be sold to a U.S. company or risk being banned.

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Events

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.