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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.

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.

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.

Hedging with new and old currencies

July 30, 2020

Gold is an ancient store of value. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are recent inventions. Price swings for both can be dramatic. Gold has almost reached its 2011 peak. Bitcoin has climbed rapidly, but is still only a bit more than half the price it was in December 2017. 

What China’s Belt And Road Initiative Means For Cambodia

July 21, 2020

In a US-dominated age, China seeks to return to its former glory by reviving the interconnectedness and vitality of the Silk Road through the Belt and Road Initiative.

Video: Superpower Showdown, Bob Davis and Lingling Wei take us inside the trade war

July 17, 2020

Bob Davis and Lingling Wei, authors of Superpower Showdown, help us understand the ramp up of US-China economic tensions and the far-reaching consequences of the stand-off.  

 

Administration waffling on trade

July 16, 2020

Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign included a pledge to reduce America’s trade deficit with China but after a January trade deal, things started to unwind

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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.