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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 Looks 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.

 

China in Republican Party Platforms, 1968-2020

August 27, 2020

Excerpts from the Republican Party platforms approved at each presidential nominating convention. A downloadable 19 page pdf is available at the link at the bottom of the page.

China in Democratic Party Platforms, 1968-2020

August 27, 2020

Excerpts from the platforms adopted at Democratic Party presidential nominating conventions from 1968 to 2020. A pdf version of the excerpts is also available.

Investing in Latin America

August 27, 2020

Since then Chinese President Jiang Zemin visited Latin America in 2001, China has become more engaged in the region. Chinese investment and loans to Latin America have declined in the last few years, but the region remains important to China as a market for goods and a source of essential energy and products.

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.

 

How Tencent makes its money

August 20, 2020

Although WeChat is the most popular part of the Tencent empire and is deeply embedded in the everyday lives of Chinese, it doesn’t generate most of the company’s revenues. This week we look at Tencent and how it generated US$54 billion in revenue last year.

Where do people buy stuff now?

August 13, 2020

With more and more of our everyday shopping taking place digitally, we looked into who the big players are in the U.S. and China through four charts.

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Events

September 24, 2020 - 2:00pm

Join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a conversation with U.S. Assistant Attorney General John Demers.

October 15, 2020 - 4:00pm

Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a book talk with author David Lampton. His new book examines China’s effort to create an intercountry railway system connecting China and its seven Southeast Asian neighbors.