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Mike Pompeo and Betsy DeVos, Joint Letter to Commissioners of Education about China's Confucius Classrooms Program, October 14, 2020

October 14, 2020

The U.S. Secretary of State and U.S. Secretary of Education argue that China's Confucius Classrooms are an influence effort and should be constrained.

#6: Holding China Accountable

October 8, 2020

Lingling Wei’s grandfather was an aide to Mao Zedong for 13 years. She went off to study journalism at Fudan University and New York University and returned home to China as a foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. Until the Chinese government expelled her.

Video: Han Li on Rural China in the Social Media Age

August 21, 2020

Professor Han Li examines how Chinese are rediscovering the rural China and idealizing rural life in the social media age. She also looks at the social and political forces driving this trend.

 

U.S. State Department, Confucius Institute U.S. Center Designated as a Foreign Mission, August 13, 2020

August 13, 2020

The U.S. State Department formally designates the Confucius Institute U.S. Center in Washington, D.C. as a foreign mission of the Chinese government.

Beauty And Its Perceptions: A Deep Dive Into China’s Current Social Media Landscape

August 9, 2020

Today’s social media scene makes it difficult, especially for young people, to remember what life was like prior to the continuous influx of opinions on the internet. Social media often showcases people’s best sides, shaping our understanding of beauty. We scroll through images, ads and article daily, intaking a saturated pool of visual stimulations, It is this way in the US, and so is it in China.

TikTok in three charts

August 6, 2020

President Trump is worried that user data from the 45.4 million Americans on TikTok, owned by Chinese company ByteDance, could be handed over to the Chinese government and set a September 15th deadline for the app to be sold to a U.S. company or risk being banned.

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January 28, 2021 - 4:00pm

Jennifer Pan examines how China's major social assistance program, Dibao, has been used to quell dissent.

February 4, 2021 - 4:00pm

Scott Rozelle discusses his new book that looks at the stark contrast between China's rural and urban populations.