foreign affairs

U.S. State Department, The PRC’s Military-Civil Fusion Strategy, March 12, 2020

March 12, 2020

This is a transcript of a background press briefing done at the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C. The briefing comes amidst heightened tensions in the U.S.-China relationship.

Michael Pompeo, On Taiwan’s Election, January 11, 2020

March 4, 2020

A press statement issued by the US Department of State. 

Michael Pompeo, Institution of a Personnel Cap on Designated PRC Media Entities, March 2, 2020

March 2, 2020

Two documents are included here. The first is an announcement by the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on new limits imposed on the number of people permitted to work in the U.S. for designated PRC media entities. The second is a background briefing on the policy by two senior State Department officers. The policy was announced and the briefing was held at the State Department in Washington, D.C.

Senior Officials, State Department Designates Chinese Media Entities as Foreign Missions, Feb. 18, 2020

February 26, 2020

Two senior State Department officials spoke to the media on the Department's decision to label Chinese media entities (Xinhua News Agency; China Global Television Network (CGTN) - part of China Central Television, CCTV; China Radio International (CRI); China Daily Distribution Corporation; and Hai Tian Development USA (distributor of People's Daily in the U.S.) as foreign missions. The officials explained the reasoning behind the designation and what it would mean.

China in Democratic Party Platforms, 1968-2016

February 10, 2020

Excerpts from the platforms adopted at Democratic Party presidential nominating conventions from 1968 to 2016. A pdf version of the excerpts is also available.

Author interviews with USCI

February 6, 2020

These short interviews introduce authors of new books about China and about U.S.-China relations.

Talking Points, January 6-20, 2020

January 5, 2020

We look back at some of the noteworthy individuals who passed away in 2019.

David R. Stilwell, US-China Bilateral Relations: The Lessons of History, Dec. 12, 2019

December 16, 2019

Stilwell is Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. He spoke at the Center for International and Strategic Studies.

Yang and Sheel and Sheel, Thirteen Months in China: A Subaltern Indian and the Colonial World, 2017

September 26, 2019

This review by Emily Whewell was originally published on the History of Asia discussion list and is reprinted here via Creative Commons license.

Scott Busby, U.S. State Department, Defending Democracy through Media Literacy II, September 10, 2019

September 26, 2019

Busby is Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. He spoke in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Events

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.