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Hong Kong Since The Handover

November 12, 2020

After the 1997 return of Hong Kong to Chinese sovereignty, the region was supposed to enjoy 50 years of autonomy. That seems to be ending much sooner.

Video: Michael Davis Looks at “One Country, Two Systems”

November 12, 2020

The USC U.S.-China Institute talks with author Michael Davis. His new book looks at Beijing's growing interference in the “one country, two systems” model China promised Hong Kong during the 1997 handover.

Trump Administration, Trump on China – Putting America First, Nov.2, 2020

November 2, 2020

This collection of speeches, edited by National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien includes many of the speeches that are already a part of the USC US-China Institute documents collection.

Video: David Lampton on China’s effort to create an intercountry railway system

October 16, 2020

The USC U.S.-China Institute talks with author David M. Lampton on his new book, which examines China’s effort to create an intercountry railway system connecting China and its seven Southeast Asian neighbors.

#6: Holding China Accountable

October 8, 2020

Lingling Wei’s grandfather was an aide to Mao Zedong for 13 years. She went off to study journalism at Fudan University and New York University and returned home to China as a foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. Until the Chinese government expelled her.

Leaders' Finances Under Scrutiny

October 1, 2020

Politicians expect to be put under a microscope but like to keep their finances in the dark.

Video: Conversation with U.S. Assistant Attorney General John Demers

September 25, 2020

U.S. Assistant Attorney General John Demers discussed the China Initiative and the process for assessing risks posed by Chinese acquisitions or the business operations of Chinese companies in America.

Chinese Investment in the U.S.

September 24, 2020

As the dance over control of TikTok gets more complicated, last week it came out that the U.S. government has asked American-based video gaming companies where China’s Tencent is an owner or investor to detail how they handle the data of American players.

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.

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.

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Events

December 3, 2020 - 3:00pm

Outside the Box [Office], USC U.S.-China Institute, and MTV Documentary Films present a Live Q&A with Writer/Director/Producer Hao Wu discussing his new documentary film 76 DAYS. Everyone who registers for the webinar will be sent a link to view the film 48 hours prior to the Q&A.

December 10, 2020 - 1:00pm

David Shambaugh speaks on his new book focusing on the United States and China in one of the world's most dynamic regions.