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Video: Shibani Mahtani and Tim McLaughlin Discuss Among the Braves

Authors Shibani Mahtani and Tim McLaughlin and the cover of their book, Among the Braves, USCI.
November 21, 2023

Mahtani and McLaughlin were on the ground in Hong Kong and provide this history of the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement centered around a cast of core activists, culminating in the 2019 mass protests and Beijing's crackdown.

A U.S. company, its Chinese owners and Hong Kong

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?

USC and China in the News, 2023

November 16, 2023

News organizations frequently turn to USC for expert analysis on trends in China. Below are links to stories drawing on USC faculty, staff and students as well as other stories about USC and China.

Video: Ian Johnson on Sparks, his look at China's Underground Historians

Ian Johnson, speaking about his book Sparks at the USC U.S.-China Institute on 2023-10-16.
November 14, 2023

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ian Johnson spent a decade researching the work of these unofficial historians of China's recent past. This compelling study introduces readers to writers, filmmakers and artists, determined to preserve stories about mass movements that affected millions but get scant attention in the party-state's official history.

California Counts

California Governor Gavin Newsom visiting the Great Wall during an official visit to China, October 2023. Credit: Office of the Governor.
November 12, 2023

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

Looking at Hong Kong

PRC flag and the flag of the Hong Kong special administrative region.
October 30, 2023

Hong Kong emerged in the 1980s as a global financial center. A British colony from 1842 to 1997, it is in its third decade as a special administrative region of the PRC.

Nationalism and Silicon

China and the U.S. are engaged in a high tech rivalry. This image, created by Claire Fausett using AI, shows the flags of the countries in a computer server room where an explosion occurs.
October 23, 2023

Technonationalism is on the rise in both the U.S. and China.

Video: Lisa Hanson on China's Gaming Giants Going Global

Chinese team competing in the esports contest at the Hangzhou Asian Games, 2023
October 20, 2023

Tencent, NetEase and other successful Chinese video game companies are aiming to expand and deepen their reach in overseas markets. They've enjoyed success, but some less well-known firms such as MiHoYo earn the bulk of their revenues abroad. Lisa Cosmas Hanson, CEO of Niko Partners, analyzes the hurdles Chinese firms confront and discusses the strategies they use. Are they succeeding?

NIMBY laws and U.S.-China Relations

September 1, 2023

A number of states have enacted laws prohibiting Chinese and others from “countries of concern” from purchasing homes or land.

U.S.-China Institute Executive Committee, 2022-2024

August 29, 2023

Our executive committee is drawn from across the university and helps to determine institute priorities and programs.

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