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Does Aid Lead to Corruption? Evaluating China's Poverty Alleviation Program

This event is a part of the Sigur center's Visiting Scholar Roundtable Series.

China in 1989 and 2015: Tiananmen, Human Rights, and Democracy

The Congressional Executive Commission on China announces a hearing that willexamine Chinese authorities’ treatment of democracy, human rights, and anticorruption advocates in 1989 and 2015, and ask if China under Xi Jinping has made progress toward respecting the universal freedoms of speech, assembly, and association—the very principles which animated the 1989 Tiananmen protest 26 years ago.

China Onscreen Biennial: Three Sisters ( 三姊妹) US Premiere

Part of the UCLA Confucius Institute's inaugural China Onscreen Biennial (银幕中国双年展)project, master documentarist Wang Bing turns his camera to the most invisible among the Chinese population, three girls living in poverty.

Gagging the Lawyers: China’s Crackdown on Human Rights Lawyers and Its Implications for U.S.-China Relations

The Congressional-Executive Commission on China announces a hearing to examine the foreign policy implications of China’s campaign to silence human rights lawyers in light of President Xi Jinping’s stated commitment to establish the rule of law in China. 

Asia in Focus Speaker Series: "Civil Society and Non-Governmental Organizations in China"

Part of the University of Louisville's Asia in Focus Speaker Series

Hong Kong Today – the Special Administrative Region at 10

USC panel discussion marks changes in Hong Kong since the creation of the Special Administrative Region in 1997.

The Biggest Market by Far: Video Gaming in China

China accounts for over a quarter of the global video game/esports market. Lisa Hanson, who has studied the Chinese market since 2002, will highlight key trends in that market.



April 9, 2020 - 4:00pm

Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for an online talk with Julia Strauss on her new book, which focuses on the period 1949 to 1954 and compares how the Communist Party in China and the Nationalist Party in Taiwan sought to consolidate their authority and foster economic development.

April 16, 2020 - 4:00pm

The USC U.S.-China institute presents a webcast with award-winning journalist Dexter Robert. His new book explores the reality behind today’s financially-ascendant China and pulls the curtain back on how the Chinese manufacturing machine is actually powered.