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Ronald Reagan, Arms Sales to Taiwan, August 17, 1982

October 22, 2019

President Reagan sent this memo to Secretary of State George Shultz and Secretary of Defense Casper Weinberger. The document was classified as secret. It was made public in August 2019 by then National Security Advisor John Bolton.

Christopher Ford, State Department, Huawei and its Siblings, the Chinese Tech Giants: National Security and Foreign Policy Implications, Sept. 11, 2019

September 26, 2019

Dr. Christopher Ford is Assistant Secretary of State, heading the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation. He spoke at the State Department.

PRC State Council, Nuclear Safety in China, September 2019

September 3, 2019

China is rapidly expanding its nuclear power generation capacity. The government issued this white paper.

PRC State Council, China’s National Defense in the New Era (新时代的中国国防), July 24, 2019

July 24, 2019

The Information Office of the State Council published this White Paper (白皮书) on Xi Era National Defense in English and Chinese.

TRA at 40: Shirley Kan discusses the enduring importance of America's Taiwan Relations Act

January 24, 2019

Shirley Kan is an independent specialist in Asian security affairs and a Retired Specialist in Asian Security Affairs for the U.S. Congress at the non-partisan Congressional Research Service (CRS).

Fravel, Active Defense: China's Military Strategy since 1949, Jan. 1, 2019

January 1, 2019

George Carter reviewed M. Taylor Fravel's book for the History of War discussion list. The review is reprinted here via Creative Commons license.

Video: Pedro Loureiro on U.S. Naval Intelligence Assessments Of Prewar China And Japan

November 14, 2018

Pedro Loureiro provides an overview on his digital collection of primary sources highlighting the significant role played by Shanghai in support of the US Navy’s Intelligence process in pre-WWII Asia. This is the first in a lecture series titled "Los Angeles and Shanghai: The USC Nexus," co-organized by the USC East Asian Library and USC US-China Institute. 

A Time of Uncertainty in US-Taiwan-China Relations

September 10, 2018

The Grassroots Diplomacy Council and the USC U.S.-China Institute hosted a symposium on the relationships of Taiwan, China, and the United States.

 

U.S. Department of Defense, Military and Security Developments involving the People’s Republic of China, 2018

May 16, 2018
This is the 2018 Department of Defense’s report to Congress on China's capabilities.

China in U.S. National Security Strategy Reports, 1987-2017

December 18, 2017
In 1947, at the start of the Cold War, the U.S. Congress began requiring presidents to submit an annual report outlining U.S.

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Events

September 24, 2020 - 2:00pm

Join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a conversation with U.S. Assistant Attorney General John Demers.

October 15, 2020 - 4:00pm

Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a book talk with author David Lampton. His new book examines China’s effort to create an intercountry railway system connecting China and its seven Southeast Asian neighbors.