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Video: Jeff Wasserstrom on the history of protests in Hong Kong

February 6, 2020

In this illustrated presentation, Prof. Wasserstrom puts events since the 1997 Handover and particularly since the 2014 Umbrella Movement into comparative and historical perspective.

PRC White Papers

February 3, 2020

A listing of PRC-issued white papers on various topics.

Video: Post-mortem on Taiwan’s 2020 Election

January 16, 2020

The USC U.S.-China Institute hosted a video conference looking at what the key issues were in the election and what the election means for Taiwan domestic policies, for cross-strait relations, and for U.S.-Taiwan relations. 

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

January 11, 2020

A press statement issued by the US Department of State. 

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.

 

Journalistic Bias In Hong Kong Protest Reporting: Q&A With Stanley Rosen

December 5, 2019

US-China Today spoke with Rosen, an expert in Chinese politics and media, about how the differences in media coverage between Chinese and international media outlets impact the Hong Kong protests, and how such entrenched biases came into being.

Mike Pence, US-China Affairs – the Frederic V. Malek Memorial Lecture, Oct. 24, 2019

October 24, 2019

Vice President Pence spoke at a Woodrow Wilson Center event in Washington.

Video: Matt Sheehan Looks at Socioeconomic Ties between China and California

October 22, 2019

Despite tensions between the Chinese and American governments, the state of California has deep and interdependent socioeconomic exchanges with China that reverberate across the globe. Matt Sheehan examines these interactions that make California a microcosm of the most important international relationship of the twenty-first century. 

Congressional Research Service, Hong Kong’s Proposed Extradition Law Amendments, August 14, 2019

August 14, 2019

This non-partisan Congressional Research Service backgrounder was written by Michael F. Martin. The report notes that the key amendment is to establish procedures for extradition to mainland China, to Macau and to Taiwan. The changes also reduce the number of crimes for which extradition is possible and requires that the possible sentence be for at least three years.

Hong Kong Government, Extradition Bill, February 2019

March 29, 2019

The formal name of the bill is “Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2019.” The proposal triggered great opposition and massive demonstrations beginning in March 2019 and continuing through the summer. It was formally submitted to the legislature on April 3, 2019. Chief Executive Carrie Lam suspended consideration of the bill on June 15, 2019, but the bill was not withdrawn. On July 8, 2019, she said “the bill is dead” but did not withdraw the bill.

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Events

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.