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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.

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.

How Tencent makes its money

August 20, 2020

Although WeChat is the most popular part of the Tencent empire and is deeply embedded in the everyday lives of Chinese, it doesn’t generate most of the company’s revenues. This week we look at Tencent and how it generated US$54 billion in revenue last year.

Politics and public health

July 23, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic reconfigured human activity across the globe. Differing political systems, priorities and social norms have yielded significantly different outcomes between China and the U.S. and within the two countries.

Video: Superpower Showdown, Bob Davis and Lingling Wei take us inside the trade war

July 17, 2020

Bob Davis and Lingling Wei, authors of Superpower Showdown, help us understand the ramp up of US-China economic tensions and the far-reaching consequences of the stand-off.  

 

Donald J. Trump, Executive Order on Hong Kong Normalization, July 14, 2020

July 14, 2020

U.S. President Donald J. Trump ordered that the distinct treatment enjoyed by Hong Kong and its citizens be ended.

Wang Yi, The Right Direction in China-US Relations, July 9, 2020

July 9, 2020

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi 王毅 spoke in Beijing to a gathering of think tank and media personnel.

US Dept. of Homeland Security, Strongly Warn U.S. Businesses Against Contributing to China’s Human Rights Abuses, July 1, 2020.

July 1, 2020

Joint advisory from the State, Treasury, Commerce, and Homeland Security departments for U.S. companies operating in China, particularly in Xinjiang.

National People’s Congress, National Security Law for Hong Kong SAR, June 30, 2020

June 30, 2020

This is the “Law of the People’s Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region” that went into effect on June 30, 2020.

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Events

September 24, 2020 - 2:00pm

Join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a conversation with U.S. Assistant Attorney General John Demers.

October 15, 2020 - 4:00pm

Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a book talk with author David Lampton. His new book examines China’s effort to create an intercountry railway system connecting China and its seven Southeast Asian neighbors.