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Euro-skepticism toward China increases

May 13, 2022

European views toward China are not uniform. Europeans recognize China's economic prowess and clearly favor continued ties, but majorities in much of Europe now have a negative view towards China.

2022 Assignment: China Updates

Newly appointed Ambassador Chito Romana in Tiananmen Square.
April 20, 2022

Many are familiar with the institute's 12-part Assignmen

Assignment: China - USCI's series on American reporting on China

Photo by Jim Laurie.
April 20, 2022

How do we know what we know about China? The images most Americans hold of China were shaped by news coverage. Our multipart documentary series Assignment: China focuses on the journalists who have described the remarkable changes in China since the 1940s. Two of the most influential moments in this history were the Nixon visit in 1972 and the Tiananmen demonstrations of 1989. The correspondents interviewed for the series have helped news consumers understand how China's opening up and subsequent economic rise have reshaped the world. 

USC APIFSA Allyship Resource Guide

March 9, 2022

The Asian Pacific Islander Faculty and Staff Association (APIFSA) was formed in April 2021 in response to the increase in anti-API hatred and violence reported around the country. Our mission is to create a safe space and a strong voice to advocate for API faculty and staff across the USC community.

American perceptions of China

March 3, 2022

How have American attitudes toward China changed?

Stop AAPI Discrimination and Mistrust

February 10, 2022

USCI condemns bias and abuse. We stand for inclusion. Diversity makes us stronger. Below are resources to help victims and to mobilize against hate.

Through Chinese Eyes

January 20, 2022

By many measures, America is no longer seen as positively as it once was in China. We track some of these changes.

USC and China in the News

January 14, 2022

USC faculty, staff, students, and alumni from many disciplines are engaged in China and work on China. This work is frequently reported on and USC specialists are frequently consulted by news organizations. The links below provide summaries of these press mentions and links to the full stories.

PRC Foreign Ministry, The State of Democracy in the United States, Dec. 5, 2021

December 5, 2021

U.S. President Joseph Biden called for "a summit on democracy." 110 governments were invited to participate, but China and Russia were among those not included. The Chinese and Russian ambassadors published a joint op-ed in response. A few days later, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs published this report. In some respects it follows the ministry's reports on human rights in the United States (also available at the USCI website).

Maria Repnikova on Chinese Soft Power

November 18, 2021

Professor Maria Repnikova's new book explores China’s complex and often contradictory soft power performance.

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