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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 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.

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Events

January 28, 2021 - 4:00pm

Jennifer Pan examines how China's major social assistance program, Dibao, has been used to quell dissent.

February 4, 2021 - 4:00pm

Scott Rozelle discusses his new book that looks at the stark contrast between China's rural and urban populations.