Athletes are already setting records and winning medals at the Tokyo Olympics. We look at where those representing the U.S. and China come from.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Department of Defense, Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China, 2020
Annual Report to Congress from the United States Department of Defense.
Christopher Wray, The Threat Posed by the Chinese Government and the Chinese Communist Party to the Economic and National Security of the United States, July 7, 2020
FBI Director Wray spoke at the Hudson Institute.
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.
Professor Teresa Wright looks at how, when, and why Chinese individuals and groups have engaged in protests and how the targets of their complaints have responded; thus shedding light on the stability of China’s existing political system and its likely future trajectory.