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China, the U.S. and a hungry world

May 20, 2022

A food safety factory shutdown has Americans hunting for baby formula. Readying themselves for a covid-19 lockdown, Chinese in Beijing emptied store shelves. Emerging from lockdown, some in Shanghai are visiting well-provisioned markets. U.S.-China agricultural trade is booming, but many are still being left hungry. Food security, sustainability and safety remain issues.

Euro-skepticism toward China increases

May 13, 2022

European views toward China are not uniform. Europeans recognize China's economic prowess and clearly favor continued ties, but majorities in much of Europe now have a negative view towards China.

Video - Heribert Dieter examines Europe-China ties in a changing geopolitical environment

May 12, 2022

For decades, European countries assumed that China is a benign force in international relations.

Assignment: China - USCI's series on American reporting on China

Photo by Jim Laurie.
April 20, 2022

How do we know what we know about China? The images most Americans hold of China were shaped by news coverage. Our multipart documentary series Assignment: China focuses on the journalists who have described the remarkable changes in China since the 1940s. Two of the most influential moments in this history were the Nixon visit in 1972 and the Tiananmen demonstrations of 1989. The correspondents interviewed for the series have helped news consumers understand how China's opening up and subsequent economic rise have reshaped the world. 

2022 Assignment: China Updates

Newly appointed Ambassador Chito Romana in Tiananmen Square.
April 20, 2022

Many are familiar with the institute's 12-part Assignmen

USC Annenberg’s resident Olympics expert has a front-row seat at his 12th Games

February 8, 2022

Olympics expert Alan Abrahamson, seen here at last year’s Tokyo Games, covered his first Olympics in Sydney in 2000.

USC and China in the News

January 14, 2022

USC faculty, staff, students, and alumni from many disciplines are engaged in China and work on China. This work is frequently reported on and USC specialists are frequently consulted by news organizations. The links below provide summaries of these press mentions and links to the full stories.

In Memoriam: Michael Parks, 78

January 10, 2022

We remember Michael Parks, who covered China for the Baltimore Sun and as the Bureau Chief for the Los Angeles Times.

Looking at the U.S. Justice Department's China Initiative

January 3, 2022

Links to interviews USCI has conducted and documents it has collected relating to the Justice Department's push to curb Chinese economic espionage.

Looking at China's Economy

November 11, 2021

Track China's rise to the world's second largest economy and its economic ties to the U.S. through USCI events, newsletters and document collections.

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