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Video: David Lampton on China’s effort to create an intercountry railway system

October 16, 2020

The USC U.S.-China Institute talks with author David M. Lampton on his new book, which examines China’s effort to create an intercountry railway system connecting China and its seven Southeast Asian neighbors.

Congressional Research Service, Pres. Reagan's Six Assurances to Taiwan [in 1982], October 8, 2020

October 8, 2020

Susan Lawrence wrote this review for the non-partisan Congressional Research Service, a part of the U.S. Library of Congress. It came during renewed attention to U.S.-Taiwan relations, including the adoption of the Taiwan Travel Act, the sale of arms to Taiwan and revised policies regarding official contacts between the governments of the U.S. and Taiwan.

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.

Video: Conversation with U.S. Assistant Attorney General John Demers

September 25, 2020

U.S. Assistant Attorney General John Demers discussed the China Initiative and the process for assessing risks posed by Chinese acquisitions or the business operations of Chinese companies in America.

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.

David Stilwell, Advancing U.S. Engagement and Countering China in the Indo-Pacific and Beyond, September 18, 2020

September 18, 2020

David Stilwell, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, presented these remarks to open a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

U.S. and China on the Battlefield

September 10, 2020

The U.S. Department of Defense has just released information on Chinese military efforts. We've drawn on it and information from other sources to offer this comparison of American and Chinese military resources.

Department of Defense, Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China, 2020

September 9, 2020

Annual Report to Congress from the United States Department of Defense.

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.

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