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Talking Points, Presidential Debates Edition, Sept. 27, 2016

September 27, 2016

This is a special issue of Talking Points reviewing the history of China in US presidential debates from 1960 to 2016.

Talking Points: September 23 - October 7, 2016

September 24, 2016

This issue of Talking Points highlights key issues in the U.S.-China relationship, including a local fight over billion-dollar developments. Our comprehensive calendar of China-focused events across North America is also included.

Talking Points, July 15, 1971 - Nixon and Zhou Shake the World

July 15, 2016

On July 15, 1971 Richard Nixon and Zhou Enlai announced that Nixon would go to China. We remember the road to that announcement and the trip that followed.

Talking Points – Vacation Issue

July 11, 2016

Chinese food can be found nearly everywhere. It’s easily China’s most successful export.

Talking Points, Lunar New Year Special Issue, Feb. 5 - 21, 2016

February 5, 2016

Our annual lunar new year edition of the USC U.S.-China Institute's newsletter looks at Year of the Monkey stamps from around the world and includes our calendar of China-focused events across North America.

Talking points, February 18 - March 3, 2015

February 18, 2015

The annual lunar new year edition of Talking Points, the USC U.S.-China Institute's newsletter. In addition to sharing lunar new year stamps from across the globe, the newsletter includes information about China-focused events and exhibitions in North America.

Talking Points: Thanksgiving Issue, 2014

November 26, 2014

A special recipe from Chef Martin Yan of Yan Can Cook fame.

Talking Points: November 24 - December 5, 2014

November 24, 2014

This issue of the USC U.S.-China Institute's newsletter focuses on Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's trip to China. We review previous mayoral visits, battles over flags, successes and disappointments on securing animals for the local zoo, and even the participation of a woman later accused of being a spy. Our comprehensive calendar of China-focused events across North American is included.

Talking Points, September 9-22, 2014

September 9, 2014

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! 中秋节愉快!The harvest moon is upon us and it's a time for families and friends to gather, for businesspeople to settle accounts, and for the sharing of smiles and mooncakes.

Talking Points, June 3 - 18, 2014

June 3, 2014

The institute's new documentary on media coverage of the spring 1989 demonstrations in Beijing and elsewhere and the government's crackdown is the focus of this issue of the USC U.S.-China Institute's newsletter. As always, the newsletter also includes information about China-centered events across North America.



June 5, 2018 - 7:00pm
Los Angeles, California

Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute, the East Asian Studies Center, and the USC School of Cinematic Arts for a screening of the 1993 Chinese film Woman Sesame Oil Maker (香魂女). It tells the story of a woman in a small village who buys a peasant wife for his mentally disabled son after her sesame oil business becomes unexpectedly successful. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director, Xie Fei (谢飞).