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How Taipei tries to make public transit safe

June 25, 2020

Packed trains and buses are the perfect place for viruses to spread. Cities in the U.S. are looking to Taipei as an example of what to do right.

Lowest-earners are hardest hit by COVID-19

June 11, 2020

People in the U.S. and China are moving out of cities. What does that mean for the economy?

New Nasdaq Restrictions Affecting Listing of Chinese Companies, June 4, 2020

June 4, 2020

United States Secretary of State Michael Pompeo issues a press statement.

Video: Conversation with David Barboza

May 18, 2020

Award-winning New York Times journalist David Barboza talks about the challenges of reporting on China.

Exports to China bring home the bacon

May 14, 2020

Dozens of meat-packing plants halted operations due to COVID-19, which could lead to 30% less meat in supermarkets and 20% higher prices for U.S. consumers. At the same time, pork exports to China have more than quadrupled to over 17,000 tons of week.

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: Tom Narins on Sovereignty and the Belt and Road Initiative

April 23, 2020

Professor Tom Narins from the University at Albany (SUNY Albany) on how the Belt and Road Initiative illustrates ways that sovereignty works that conventional international relations fail to account for. 

The world is running out of N95 masks

April 9, 2020

Have you been able to find an N95 mask? The issue with masks is an issue with global trade.

Movie theaters shut down again

April 2, 2020

China started to reopen movie theaters but quickly backtracked amidst fears of a second coronavirus outbreak. How can the film industry survive amidst a worldwide ban on their primary source of revenue? 

As costs rise, apartments shrink

March 19, 2020

Many Americans are working from home to help curb the spread of COVID-19 but for many in Hong Kong, working from home isn’t possible and for others it isn't so comfortable. 

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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.