Zhao offers a quick history of China's foreign policy since 1949 and then offers a provocative assessment of it today.
Science and Technology
Chairs Issue Statement about Forced Labor in Apple’s Supply Chain in Xinjiang
The Congressional-Executive Commission on China urged Apple CEO Tim Cook to ensure that Apple’s supply chains are free of forced labor.
Semiconductors are found everywhere in the modern world. Companies and countries are racing to position themselves in this vital market.
Clinical trial explores the use of traditional Chinese medicine against COVID-19
The pilot study centers on a combination of 13 traditional medicinal compounds used in China early on in the coronavirus outbreak. [5 min read]
Xiaoxing Xi on Defending Chinese Researchers
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's Past and Present
Historian Joshua Goldstein discusses the role recycling and recyclers have played in China's economy and its new sustainability challenges.
In memoriam: Ezra Vogel 傅高义, 1930-2020
Distinguished China scholar Ezra Vogel passed away at 90.
The Next Space Race
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
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
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.
Chinese Investment in the U.S.
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.
U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai: Openness, inclusion and fairness essential at home and as principles in dealing with China
Resilience, inclusion and communication central in her remarks
The Dragon Roars Back – Mao, Deng and Xi Jinping and China’s evolving relations with the world - Zhao Suisheng 赵穗生, University of Denver
Join us for a book talk with Suisheng Zhao on how Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, and Xi Jinping each conceived and executed radically different approaches to China's relations with others.