Happy Lunar New Year from the USC US-China Institute!
Today’s social media scene makes it difficult, especially for young people, to remember what life was like prior to the continuous influx of opinions on the internet. Social media often showcases people’s best sides, shaping our understanding of beauty. We scroll through images, ads and article daily, intaking a saturated pool of visual stimulations, It is this way in the US, and so is it in China.
In a US-dominated age, China seeks to return to its former glory by reviving the interconnectedness and vitality of the Silk Road through the Belt and Road Initiative.
The recent Trump administration policy to deport international students if they did not show up for class on campus sparked strong reactions in the international student community, but also galvanized the world of higher education to unite in an unprecedented way.
Chinese traditional wear is growing in popularity, marking the re-emergence of colors like red and gold in the field that at least for the past few decades had been saturated with Western-centric white.
US-China Today spoke with Rosen, an expert in Chinese politics and media, about how the differences in media coverage between Chinese and international media outlets impact the Hong Kong protests, and how such entrenched biases came into being.
Over the last 10 years, the population of Chinese international students in the U.S. has almost quadrupled. However, drastic social change in the past 40 years has led to a chasmic generation gap between those born in the 21st century and their parents. US-China Today sat down with Zhang Tongdao, director of the documentary ‘Born in 2000’, which follows the educations, family lives, and relationships of a handful of Chinese youth.
Under the usernames serpentza and laowhy86, Winston Sterzal and Matthew Tye took to Youtube to document their experiences moving to China with no real plans for return to their respective home countries.
Critics have long accused food and beverage companies of trying to exonerate their products from blame for obesity by funding organizations that highlight alternative causes. US-China Today investigates the supposed model of transparency between Coca-Cola and China’s private and government research institutions and its implications for public health.
Ying Zhu looks at new developments for Chinese and global streaming services.
David Zweig examines China's talent recruitment efforts, particularly towards those scientists and engineers who left China for further study. U.S. universities, labs and companies have long brought in talent from China. Are such people still welcome?