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Video: Made in Hollywood, Censored by Beijing

August 6, 2020

PEN America's new report examines the ways in which Beijing’s censors have affected and influenced Hollywood and the global filmmaking industry. Panelists discuss pressures filmmakers confront and the choices they make in order to have their films be shown in China. 

Increasing acceptance of LGBTQ

July 9, 2020

With the 50th anniversary of the world’s first gay pride parade in Los Angeles, we look across the Pacific at the two very different climates provided to LGBTQ individuals in China and Taiwan.

China protecting wildlife

June 18, 2020

How does the U.S. and China diverge when it comes to combatting illicit wildlife trafficking and protecting the ecosystem? The answer might surprise you.

Video: Antony Dapiran on the Hong Kong Protests

June 5, 2020

Hong Kong based author and photographer Antony Dapiran looked at his new book on the city's protests and what they mean for the future of Hong Kong and China.

 

School may never be the same

May 21, 2020

90% of the world’s 1.5 billion K-12 students are unable to go to school. We examine what digital learning looks like in the U.S. and China and how Chinese schools are updating safety protocols as they invite students back through their doors again.

What's At Stake In Xinjiang

May 11, 2020

A symposium featuring a distinguished panel of specialists to discuss Uyghur beliefs and Chinese government policies in the region. 

Hope and fear

May 7, 2020

Why does Xinjiang matter? We delve into the demographics of Xinjiang. 

The world embraces furry friends

April 30, 2020

We look at the changing attitudes towards cats and dogs in China and see how its growing pet industry compares to the U.S.

The high price of marriage

April 23, 2020

With weddings being postponed worldwide, we look at what saying "I do" costs in the U.S. and China and compare the historical growth of their industries.

Video: Dexter Roberts on the myth of Chinese capitalism

April 20, 2020

Dexter Roberts's 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.

 

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Events

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.