Politics and public health

July 23, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic reconfigured human activity across the globe. Differing political systems, priorities and social norms have yielded significantly different outcomes between China and the U.S. and within the two countries.

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Policy on International Students, July 6 and 14, 2020

July 14, 2020

Below is the ICE policy announcement prohibiting visas for international students who might be studying in schools which moved all classes online as a measure to cope with the covid-19 threat. That policy was rescinded on July 14, returning to the March 13, 2020 policy included before.

COVID-19 and the U.S.-China Relationship: Collision or Collaboration?

Join the National Committee for a virtual program during which Committee President Steve Orlins will lead a conversation with three experts: Yuen Yuen Ang of the University of Michigan, Amy Celico of the Albright Stonebridge Group, and Elizabeth Knup of the Ford Foundation, as they consider how the rampant spread of the virus is affecting the U.S.-China relationship, and what the long-term impact may be in the political, economic, and social realms.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EDT


[WEBCAST ONLY] Following the Curve: From China to America, A Dialogue with Leading COVID-19 Medical Experts

Join Asia Society and Drs. Zhang Wen-hong and Jonathan Fielding for a deep dive into the epidemiology of this pandemic. 

4:30 - 5:30 p.m. 

Los Angeles Time

Changes and Continuities in U.S.-China Relations (Webcast)

On Tuesday, April 14, join Asia Society Northern California in a dialogue with Dr. Miles M. Yu from the U.S. Department of State on the topic of U.S.-China policy and changes and continuities in relations between the two countries.  The audience Q&A will be moderated by Northern California Board Member Andy Rothman from Matthews Asia.  This discussion will be off the record.

5 - 6:30 p.m. 

San Francisco Time

[WEBCAST] What Is China Doing in Africa?

Join Asia Society in Conversation With Eric Olander of the China Africa Project on the effects of COVID-19 on Africa-China relations.

Thu 07 May 2020

12 - 1 p.m. 

Zurich Time


August 20, 2020 - 4:00pm

The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a webinar with Han Li to examine how Chinese are rediscovering the rural China and idealizing rural life in the social media age. She'll also look at the social and political forces driving this trend.

August 16, 2020 - 6:00pm

Companies and HR professionals across China will be recruiting and networking with international talent.