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.
The head of the U.S. Department of Justice's National Security Division, Matthew Olsen, spoke on February 23, 2022. While emphasizing the size and persistence of the threat of the Chinese government, Olsen also announced the Department was ending its China Initiative. Then Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the initiative on November 1, 2018. Olsen spoke at George Mason University.
Links to interviews USCI has conducted and documents it has collected relating to the Justice Department's push to curb Chinese economic espionage.
The U.S. Department of Justice launched its China Initiative in 2018. It issued this progress report in late 2020.
Assistant Attorney General for National Security
Nov. 1, 2018
The Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations staff issued a report on the threat to U.S. research advantages posed by China's efforts to recruit talent.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions
Nov. 1, 2018
(Please download the DOJ China Initiative below.)
This is the U.S. Department of Justice announcement of the indictment of physicist Xiaoxing Xi. The charges were subsequently dropped.
Video: The Obama – Xi Sunnylands Summit seen through the press and popular culture in the U.S. and China
The USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy and the USC U.S.–China Institute present a panel discussion to examine the media coverage and other behind the scenes details of the superpower summit.
The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a book talk with Orville Schell on China's ascent from imperial doormat to global economic powerhouse.
Tensions evident in the recent European Union-China virtual summit reflect the increasing skepticism in Europe toward China and the worries over Ukraine and economic ties as well as human rights and environmental issues.