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PRC State Council, China’s National Defense in the New Era (新时代的中国国防), July 24, 2019

July 24, 2019

The Information Office of the State Council published this White Paper (白皮书) on Xi Era National Defense in English and Chinese.

PRC State Council, “Historical Matters Concerning Xinjiang, July 21, 2019

July 21, 2019

The Chinese government’s information office issued the following statement. It offers the government’s official history of Xinjiang, asserting that it has been part of China for many centuries.

Hong Kong Government, Extradition Bill, February 2019

March 29, 2019

The formal name of the bill is “Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2019.” The proposal triggered great opposition and massive demonstrations beginning in March 2019 and continuing through the summer. It was formally submitted to the legislature on April 3, 2019. Chief Executive Carrie Lam suspended consideration of the bill on June 15, 2019, but the bill was not withdrawn. On July 8, 2019, she said “the bill is dead” but did not withdraw the bill.

Xi Jinping, “Work Together for an Open Global Economy That is Innovative and Inclusive,” Nov. 5, 2018

November 5, 2018

President Xi Jinping helped open the first China import expo with this keynote address. It comes amidst the US-China trade war.

PRC State Council, The Facts and China’s Position on China-US Trade Friction, September 2018

September 3, 2018

A white paper issued by the Information Office of the State Council in the People's Republic of China.

China's Policies and Practices on Protecting Freedom of Religious Belief

April 3, 2018

The offical English and Chinese statements on China's Policies and Practices on Protecting Freedom of Religious Belief from The State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China.

Foreign Correspondents Club of China, Access Denied - report on working conditions in 2017, Jan. 31, 2018

January 31, 2018

Foreign correspondents are a vital source of information about China and its ties with others. USCI collects and shares reports such as this one about the conditions for foreign correspondents in China.

Chinese Communist Party, 2017 Resolution on Amending the CCP Constitution, Oct. 24, 2017

October 24, 2017

At the 19th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, the following resolution was adopted to amend the Party’s constitution.



December 14, 2019 - 9:00am
Pasadena, California

Longtime instructor Guang-Li (David) Zhang, a graduate of the Shanghai Art Academy teaches beginner and advanced students Chinese Calligraphy in mixed lecture and workshop classes.