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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.

As costs rise, apartments shrink

March 19, 2020

Many Americans are working from home to help curb the spread of COVID-19 but for many in Hong Kong, working from home isn’t possible and for others it isn't so comfortable. 

The popularity of Chinese food in America

March 12, 2020

We look into the rise of Chinese food in the US and Chinese food emojis on your phone.

An outbreak of cabin fever

March 5, 2020

At its peak, more than half of the 1.4 billion people in China were asked to stay home to help curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus. Find out how they passed the time in this week's newsletter. 

Media moves

February 27, 2020

Some of the avalanche of news this week concerning the U.S. and China has been about the news media itself. Both the U.S. and Chinese governments took action towards media organizations operating in each other’s countries.

China as a campaign issue

February 20, 2020

What have the Democratic frontrunners said about China? We answer that in our new weekly newsletter. 

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Events

December 3, 2020 - 3:00pm

Outside the Box [Office], USC U.S.-China Institute, and MTV Documentary Films present a Live Q&A with Writer/Director/Producer Hao Wu discussing his new documentary film 76 DAYS. Everyone who registers for the webinar will be sent a link to view the film 48 hours prior to the Q&A.

December 10, 2020 - 1:00pm

David Shambaugh speaks on his new book focusing on the United States and China in one of the world's most dynamic regions.