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February 7, 2024

Happy Lunar New Year from the USC US-China Institute! 

As we welcome the Year of the Dragon, we embrace the spirit of strength, wisdom, and prosperity that this majestic creature symbolizes in many Asian cultures.

May the Year of the Dragon bring us all opportunities for growth, success, and fulfillment. Let's celebrate this occasion with joy, unity, and hope for a bright future. Wishing you and your loved ones a happy, healthy, and prosperous Lunar New Year! 

Image with the title "Passings" for an article about US-China figures who died in 2023.
January 4, 2024

We note the passing of many prominent individuals who played some role in U.S.-China affairs, whether in politics, economics or in helping people in one place understand the other.

Cirrus Aircraft, owned by AVIC, a Chinese state owned aerospace giant, celebrated making its 9,000 plane with this special edition craft. Credit: Cirrus
November 16, 2023

Will Hong Kong continue to be a vital global business hub?

California Governor Gavin Newsom visiting the Great Wall during an official visit to China, October 2023. Credit: Office of the Governor.
October 30, 2023

California plays an outsized role in the multidimensional U.S.-China relationship.

August 28, 2023

A number of states have enacted laws prohibiting Chinese and others from “countries of concern” from purchasing homes or land. Florida, for instance, prohibits purchases within 10 miles (16 km) of military installations or critical infrastructure. The law is being challenged as unconstitutional by the American Civil Liberties Union and the U.S. Dept. of Justice. A federal judge is permitting enforcement of the law on national security grounds while the case proceeds. A map showing states where laws have been enacted is below.

August 22, 2023

Genshin Impact: Charting a Global Gaming Phenomenon and Chinese Dominance

Learning to use drones in agriculture. Photo shows student and teacher in the countryside near Wuhu city, Anhui province.
August 16, 2023

Is China's education system meeting the needs of its people and the nation?

Photo illustration of "Chinese" and "American" brains utilizing colors of the countries' flags. By Ernest Gunasekara-Rockwell for the U.S. Department of Defense.
August 8, 2023

Science and Technology Agreement Renewal Debate: Balancing SciTech Ties & Security beyond August 27th.

The leaders of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan met in Xi'an in May, 2023. Xinhua photo.
August 2, 2023

Central Asian nations increasingly linked economically to China. Russia, the U.S. and others have noticed.

U.S. Navy photo: The guided-missile destroyer Chung-Hoon observes a Chinese navy ship conduct what it called an "unsafe” Chinese maneuver in the Taiwan Strait, Saturday, June 3, 2023.
July 27, 2023

China is a significant power in Asia and developing its global reach. U.S. and Chinese vessels and planes have been coming closer and closer to each other. The photo shows a Chinese vessel cutting in front of an American ship in the Taiwan Strait in June 2023.