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Video: Sara Hsu and Wanli Min Looks 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.

Video: Conversation with Gary Reischel

May 22, 2020

Gary Rieschel, founder of Qiming Venture Partners, takes a look at how innovative China has been and how the US-China rivalry may spur or stifle innovation.

Congressional Research Service, Covid-19 and China: A Chronology of Events, May 13, 2020

May 13, 2020

This report by the non-partisan CRS was written by Susan V. Lawrence.

Video: Tom Narins on Sovereignty and the Belt and Road Initiative

April 23, 2020

Professor Tom Narins from the University at Albany (SUNY Albany) on how the Belt and Road Initiative illustrates ways that sovereignty works that conventional international relations fail to account for. 

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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.