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U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, Overseas Chinese Students and Scholars in China’s Drive for Innovation, October 7, 2020

October 7, 2020

Commission statement: This report surveys an array of programs and policies the Chinese government has established over decades to exploit the scientific expertise of Chinese students and scholars studying in the United States for the purpose of accelerating China’s economic and military modernization. While the report examines the elaborate system of incentives the Chinese government employs to induce Chinese students and scholars to contribute scientific expertise to China’s national modernization goals, it does not intend to “profile” students from China, or to evaluate the degree of agency Chinese students and scholars have when faced with the opportunity to participate in these government-sponsored programs. This report assumes these programs target a minority of the overall Chinese student body, and that the majority of Chinese students contribute positively to U.S. research and society.

Looking at the U.S. Justice Department's China Initiative

September 30, 2020

Links to interviews USCI has conducted and documents it has collected relating to the Justice Department's push to "curb Chinese economic espionage."

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.

Video: Sara Hsu and Wanli Min Look at China’s Financial-technology Industry

September 11, 2020

Sara Hsu and Wanli Min explore the transformative potential of China’s financial-technology industry, describing the risks and rewards for participants as well as the impact on consumers.

 

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.

TikTok in three charts

August 6, 2020

President Trump is worried that user data from the 45.4 million Americans on TikTok, owned by Chinese company ByteDance, could be handed over to the Chinese government and set a September 15th deadline for the app to be sold to a U.S. company or risk being banned.

Video: David Zweig Looks at China's Talent Programs

July 3, 2020

David Zweig, professor emeritus at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, looks at how tensions between the United States and China have impacted scientific collaboration and research.  

 

Talent for tomorrow

July 2, 2020

Early on, the Trump administration identified access to American universities as helping China advance. The administration has been pushing back against this in several ways, including the Department of Justice’s China Initiative which has American academics among its targets. Now students from China are under greater scrutiny.

How Taipei tries to make public transit safe

June 25, 2020

Packed trains and buses are the perfect place for viruses to spread. Cities in the U.S. are looking to Taipei as an example of what to do right.

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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.