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Heat and US-China Relations

U.S. climate envoy John Kerry meets with China's represent Xie Zhenhua in Beijing in 2023. Image provided by US State Department.
July 20, 2023

US-China climate talks heat up as they aim for carbon neutrality, but emissions remain high, with extreme weather events looming.

New Acquisition: Bill Einreinhofer China Archive

skyline at night
May 26, 2023

Explore modern China with USC Libraries' newly acquired Bill Einreinhofer China Archive, a collection of video, image, audio, and text files documenting historical events and daily life from 1910 to 2022.

Josh Goldstein's Remains of the Everyday Earns Top Honor from the Association for Asian Studies

February 19, 2023

This year's Joseph Levenson Book Prize goes to the 2021 work making "the greatest contribution to increasing understanding of the history, culture, society, politics, or economy of China."

Looking at China and the Global Environment

April 25, 2022

Select USCI resources relating to environmental issues in China:

Clearing the air

Los Angeles and Shanghai smoggy skylines, 2020-2021, Creative Commons license
April 22, 2022

...is, along with purifying water and soil, a pressing issue for China and the United States.

China and India: Partners and Rivals

Economist 2010 predicting Indian growth to outpace China's.
April 18, 2022

They partner to sell Land Rovers, but fret about shipping lanes, energy supplies and pollution. Where do China and India collaborate and where do they compete?

Panda Power

August 26, 2021

For a creature whose numbers are small and whose natural habitat is tiny, those lovable pandas have played key global roles in conservation, science and even diplomacy.

Video: Elena Songster on Pandas as China's Modern Icon

August 26, 2021

E. Elena Songster's new book links the emergence of the giant panda as a national symbol in China to the development of nature protection in the country.

Pangolins And A Pandemic: The Evolving Chinese Wildlife Trade

August 18, 2021

This article offers a look at China's lucrative wildlife trafficking industry and how the pandemic is driving demand.

Video: Kyle Obermann talks about his work documenting China's wild life

June 18, 2021

Award-winning conservation photographer and writer Kyle Obermann discusses his work documenting the evolution of China’s nature reserves, national parks, and grassroots environmental groups.

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