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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. 

Scientists collaborate despite politics

April 16, 2020

A wave of nationalism from government leaders threatens to halt the global collaboration to find a vaccine for COVID-19.

Family of USC freshman donates 100,000 face masks to Keck Medicine of USC

April 10, 2020

Xiang-Rong Wang donated 100,000 isolation masks to USC health care workers. He was motivated to give to Keck Medicine because his daughter, Sofie Wang, is a freshman at USC.

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March 11, 2021 - 1:00pm

Julia Lovell re-evaluates Maoism as both a Chinese and an international force, linking its evolution in China with its global legacy.