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Biden's Second Year

January 6, 2022

A year into the Biden administration, we look at American views of the biggest issues in the U.S.-China relationship.

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).

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.

US-China governments, Virtual Summit between Xi Jinping and Joseph Biden, Nov. 15, 2021

November 15, 2021

U.S. White House, Readout on the Virtual Summit

CCP Central Committee Resolution on on the Major Achievements and Historical Experience of the Party over the Past Century, Nov. 11, 2021

November 11, 2021

The Chinese Communist Party's Central Committee adopted the following resolution on the Party's history in Beijing. It is the third such resolution, after the 1945 and 1981 resolutions. The Party marked the 100th anniversary of its founding on July 1, 2021. This translation is provided by Xinhua.

CCP Resolution on the Party's Achievements and Experiences Over the Past Century (Chinese text) 中共中央关于党的百年奋斗重大成就和历史经验的决议

November 11, 2021

The Chinese Communist Party Central Committee adopted the following resolution on the Party's history. The CCP marked the 100th anniversary of its founding on July 1, 2021.

Kirk Denton Looks at Taiwanese Museums

November 5, 2021

Kirk Denton looks at the role of politics—especially political parties—in the establishment, administration, architectural design, and historical narratives of museums in Taiwan.

Nicholas Burns, Nominee for Ambassador to China, Oct. 20, 2021

October 20, 2021

These are the prepared remarks from Amb. (Ret.) Nicholas Burns at the start of his testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. In December 2021, Burns was confirmed as ambassador to China by a 76-18-7 vote.

Looking at Taiwan

September 30, 2021

Links to events USCI has hosted and documents it has collected relating to Taiwan.

Carolijn van Noort on China’s Belt and Road Initiative Narratives

September 23, 2021

Professor Carolijn van Noort from the University of West Scotland talks about her new book, which explores how China’s international political communication of the Belt and Road Initiative comprises narratives about infrastructure and the Silk Road.

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