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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. 

Romance and commerce in China

February 13, 2020

February 14th isn't the original Valentine's Day in China, but that hasn't stopped the Western version of the holiday from finding a partner across the Pacific.

Shanghai Disney closure

February 6, 2020

This has been the longest closure of Shanghai Disneyland since its opening. 

Kobe said China was like his "second home"

January 30, 2020

As news of Kobe Bryant's helicopter crash on January 26th spread, fans across China paid tribute to the basketball legend who said China was like his "second home." 

Happy Year of the Rat! 祝您鼠年快乐!

January 24, 2020

We are delighted to share our annual collection of lunar new year stamps. Which is your favorite?

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Events

January 28, 2021 - 4:00pm

Jennifer Pan examines how China's major social assistance program, Dibao, has been used to quell dissent.

February 4, 2021 - 4:00pm

Scott Rozelle discusses his new book that looks at the stark contrast between China's rural and urban populations.