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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.

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 Recruitment 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.  

 

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