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Improving nutrition for children

May 29, 2020

One in nine people around the world, over 820 million individuals, are undernourished. For preschoolers and kindergartners, this food insecurity leads to lower cognitive and social-emotional skills. Ensuring children are ready to learn (and later to produce) means guaranteeing them a basic level of nutrition. Programs to address this are well established, if not always adequate, in the U.S. and researchers in China are pushing to establish standards there as well.

School may never be the same

May 21, 2020

90% of the world’s 1.5 billion K-12 students are unable to go to school. We examine what digital learning looks like in the U.S. and China and how Chinese schools are updating safety protocols as they invite students back through their doors again.

Exports to China bring home the bacon

May 14, 2020

Dozens of meat-packing plants halted operations due to COVID-19, which could lead to 30% less meat in supermarkets and 20% higher prices for U.S. consumers. At the same time, pork exports to China have more than quadrupled to over 17,000 tons of week.

Hope and fear

May 7, 2020

Why does Xinjiang matter? We delve into the demographics of Xinjiang. 

The world embraces furry friends

April 30, 2020

We look at the changing attitudes towards cats and dogs in China and see how its growing pet industry compares to the U.S.

The high price of marriage

April 23, 2020

With weddings being postponed worldwide, we look at what saying "I do" costs in the U.S. and China and compare the historical growth of their industries.

Scientists collaborate despite politics

April 16, 2020

A wave of nationalism from government leaders threatens to halt the global collaboration to find a vaccine for COVID-19.

The world is running out of N95 masks

April 9, 2020

Have you been able to find an N95 mask? The issue with masks is an issue with global trade.

Movie theaters shut down again

April 2, 2020

China started to reopen movie theaters but quickly backtracked amidst fears of a second coronavirus outbreak. How can the film industry survive amidst a worldwide ban on their primary source of revenue? 

COVID-19 is changing the environment

March 26, 2020

A drop in travel and shuttered businesses has resulted in noticeably cleaner air: China's CO2 emissions are down 25% and satellite images show drops in pollution worldwide.

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Events

August 20, 2020 - 4:00pm

The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a webinar with Han Li to examine how Chinese are rediscovering the rural China and idealizing rural life in the social media age. She'll also look at the social and political forces driving this trend.

August 16, 2020 - 6:00pm

Companies and HR professionals across China will be recruiting and networking with international talent.