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Semiconductor Dependency

March 4, 2021

Semiconductors are found everywhere in the modern world. Companies and countries are racing to position themselves in this vital market.

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

February 13, 2021

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

Xiaoxing Xi on Defending Chinese Researchers

Prof. Xiaoxing Xi and his wife
February 11, 2021

Following his experience being falsely accused as a spy by the FBI, Xiaoxing Xi spoke to us on defending Chinese colleagues against injustice, safeguarding open fundamental research on university campuses, and protecting American leadership in science and technology.

Joshua Goldstein on Recycling in Beijing

January 21, 2021

Joshua Goldstein talked about his new book looking at the history of the recycling industry in China.

In memoriam: Ezra Vogel 傅高义, 1930-2020

December 21, 2020

Distinguished China scholar Ezra Vogel passed away at 90.

The Next Space Race

December 10, 2020

China is investing to become a "space power in all respects."

U.S. Dept. of Justice, The China Initiative: Year in Review, Nov. 16, 2020

November 16, 2020

The U.S. Department of Justice launched its China Initiative in 2018. It issued this progress report in late 2020.

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.

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.

 

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Events

One of the BRI key projects: The Khorgos Gateway in Kasakhstan | Photo credit: Khorgos Gateway
April 10, 2021 - 9:00am

Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for an online panel discussion on the Belt and Road Initiative in Southeast and Central Asia.

April 29, 2021 - 4:00pm

Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a book talk with Eric Heikkila to look at how the rise of China alters the context in which the broad spectrum of policies in the United States should be assessed.