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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?

Oprah at USC and China's Oprahs - Talking Points, May 11-29, 2018

Oprah at USC
May 11, 2018

This issue of the newsletter highlights the women who have been called "China's Oprah" and includes our comprehensive calendar of China-focused events and exhibitions across North America.

Talking Points: March 8-21, 2018

women's day then and now
March 8, 2018

We mark international women's day and look at who is better represented, women or the wealthy. Also - our North America calendar of China-focused events and exhibitions. 

Talking Points: 2017 Passings and 2018 New Year Wishes, Dec. 30, 2017

December 30, 2017

Our end of the year Talking Points newsletter reports on U.S.-China notables who passed in 2017.
 

Talking Points: Trump's China Strategy and Our Holiday Wishes, Dec. 22, 2017

December 22, 2017

The USC U.S.-China Institute needs your help. All gifts help us move forward in our work. This week's Talking Points discusses the Trump National Security Strategy and includes our calendar of China-focused exhibitions across North America.

Talking Points - December 4, 2017 Automania

December 4, 2017

This issue of the USC US-China Institute's Talking Points newsletter highlights auto industry links between the U.S. and China. It also includes our comprehensive calendar of China-focused events and exhibitions across North America.

Talking Points: Happy Thanksgiving 2017

Joyce-Chen-Thanksgiving
November 23, 2017

The Thanksgiving 2017 issue of Talking Points reviews Chinese doubts about the taste of turkey, TV pioneer Joyce Chen, and offers two poems. And we offer our comprehensive calendar of China-focused events and exhibitions across North America.

Happy Lunar New Year! 祝你新年快乐!

January 23, 2017

Our annual special issue of Talking Points -- click to see our Year of the Rooster stamp collection and our calendar of lunar new year celebrations.

Talking Points, Good Bye 2016!

December 29, 2016

This issue of Talking Points wishes you a Happy New Year and takes note of some of the noted Chinese who passed away this year and some talented Americans who contributed to greater understanding of China. And we note the passing of George Michael, the British musician who helped expand China's cultural universe in the 1980s.

Talking Points, Winter Holidays Edition, Dec. 18-31, 2016

December 18, 2016

Unpredictability is the new watchword in U.S.-China relations. Whether it is maneuvering in the South China Sea, direct talks between Taiwan’s president and America’s, China’s imposition of tighter foreign exchange controls or the U.S. blocking of the sale of a German firm to China, the past two weeks have offered much to think and talk about.

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Events

April 9, 2020 - 4:00pm

Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for an online talk with Julia Strauss on her new book, which focuses on the period 1949 to 1954 and compares how the Communist Party in China and the Nationalist Party in Taiwan sought to consolidate their authority and foster economic development.

April 16, 2020 - 4:00pm

The USC U.S.-China institute presents a webcast with award-winning journalist Dexter Robert. His new book explores the reality behind today’s financially-ascendant China and pulls the curtain back on how the Chinese manufacturing machine is actually powered.