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Video: David Lampton on China’s effort to create an intercountry railway system

October 16, 2020

The USC U.S.-China Institute talks with author David M. Lampton on his new book, which examines China’s effort to create an intercountry railway system connecting China and its seven Southeast Asian neighbors.

Comparing U.S. & China Trade in Southeast Asia

October 15, 2020

We look at how reliant Southeast Asian nations are on trade with China and with the U.S. China is the top trading partner for all, but the U.S. Is a key export market for many.

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, Overseas Chinese Students and Scholars in China’s Drive for Innovation, October 7, 2020

October 7, 2020

Commission statement: This report surveys an array of programs and policies the Chinese government has established over decades to exploit the scientific expertise of Chinese students and scholars studying in the United States for the purpose of accelerating China’s economic and military modernization. While the report examines the elaborate system of incentives the Chinese government employs to induce Chinese students and scholars to contribute scientific expertise to China’s national modernization goals, it does not intend to “profile” students from China, or to evaluate the degree of agency Chinese students and scholars have when faced with the opportunity to participate in these government-sponsored programs. This report assumes these programs target a minority of the overall Chinese student body, and that the majority of Chinese students contribute positively to U.S. research and society.

Looking at the U.S. Justice Department's China Initiative

September 30, 2020

Links to interviews USCI has conducted and documents it has collected relating to the Justice Department's push to "curb Chinese economic espionage."

Video: Conversation with U.S. Assistant Attorney General John Demers

September 25, 2020

U.S. Assistant Attorney General John Demers discussed the China Initiative and the process for assessing risks posed by Chinese acquisitions or the business operations of Chinese companies in America.

Chinese Investment in the U.S.

September 24, 2020

As the dance over control of TikTok gets more complicated, last week it came out that the U.S. government has asked American-based video gaming companies where China’s Tencent is an owner or investor to detail how they handle the data of American players.

Visualizing Apple in China

September 17, 2020

Apple rolled out new products and services this week, so we look at how important China has been to Apple.

Video: Sara Hsu and Wanli Min Look at China’s Financial-technology Industry

September 11, 2020

Sara Hsu and Wanli Min explore the transformative potential of China’s financial-technology industry, describing the risks and rewards for participants as well as the impact on consumers.

 

Playing with trade blocs

September 3, 2020

After President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the remaining 11 countries negotiated a new trade deal, the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), which was signed in March 2018. At the same time, China was negotiating its own trade deal, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), whose 15 countries would account for 30% of the world’s population and GDP if it is ratified.

Carol Wise Looks at China's International Development Strategy in Latin America

August 28, 2020

Professor Carol Wise's new book, Dragonomics, examines how the countries of Latin America are maximizing or missing out on China's international development strategy.

 

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Events

October 29, 2020 - 4:00pm
The USC U.S.-China Institute and the USC Center on Transnational Law and Business look at what might be the aims of the next administration by focusing on technology, trade and investment ties.