public diplomacy

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.

Chinese are more impressed by Japan's response to the coronavirus than America's

February 12, 2020

A survey of Chinese netizen reaction to the responses of the Japanese and U.S. governments to the coronavirus outbreak.

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.

Happy Year of the Rat! 祝您鼠年快乐!

January 24, 2020

We are delighted to share our annual collection of lunar new year stamps. Which is your favorite?

Talking Points, January 6-20, 2020

January 5, 2020

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

Ambassadors Jeffrey Bader and Zhang Ping Discuss the state of U.S.-China relations

Jeff Bader and Zhang Ping, Clayton Dube as moderator.
December 6, 2019

Two of the most experienced and insightful Chinese and American diplomats discuss the state of U.S.-China relations, the dangers of worsening ties, and the impact of U.S.-China relations on the wider world. The conversation will also explore possible avenues to improve ties and lessen international volatility.

 

Hubbert, China in the World: An Anthropology of Confucius Institutes, Soft Power and Globalization, 2019

November 25, 2019

Jennifer Hubbert's book was reviewed for the History of Diplomacy discussion list and is republished here via Creative Commons license.

The Role of Chinese Consulates

July 17, 2019

A Conversation with Ambassador Zhao Weiping and Consul General Zhang Ping. 

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

Photo by Jim Laurie.
May 31, 2019

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. 

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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.