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Perceptions

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.

Confucius Institutes in the United States

November 18, 2021

Only 25% of the Confucius Institutes that have opened in the U.S. are still operating.

China's African Audiences

September 23, 2021

As China's interests in Africa grow, it seeks to strengthen its media presence.

Video: Author Cheng Li Looks at the Diversity of Present Day China

June 10, 2021

In his book, author Cheng Li argues that American policymakers must not lose sight of the expansive dynamism and diversity in present-day China.

Think again about China

May 30, 2021

Op-ed by Prof. Gregory Treverton

Video: The Rise of China and Asian Americans

May 27, 2021

A panel discussion on how the growth of the Asian American community in the U.S. impacts the country's leadership in business, trade, science and technology.

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