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U.S.-China 2021 Rewind

Looking over some of our most watched events and newsletters of 2021.
December 16, 2021

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Joseph Biden was sworn in as the new U.S. President at the beginning of 2021, bringing with him a new set of priorities and tone. But while trade war rhetoric has cooled and the U.S. and China have agreed to work together on climate change, tensions over technology, territorial claims and human rights have remained. Just last week, the U.S. announced a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and invited Taiwan to participate in a summit on democracy. China countered by releasing a critical look at democracy in the U.S. Even so, trade between the two nations has set records. We've curated our most watched events and most read newsletters from 2021 and encourage you to browse our full archive of content for anything you may have missed from 2021.

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Most Watched Events

Coronavirus, the Rise of China and Asian Americans

Our two events focusing on anti-Asian speech and violence and the importance of Asians to America’s economy generated many views and lively discussion.

Eric Heikkila Looks China from a U.S. Policy Perspective

In China from a U.S. Policy Perspective, Eric J. Heikkila explores a truly important question that has not been adequately analyzed to date: how the rise of China alters the context in which the broad spectrum of policies in the United States should be assessed.

Julia Lovell on the Rise of Maoism

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


Watch all 2021 events here.

Most Read Newsletters

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! 中秋节快乐!

We marked the Mid-Autumn Festival 中秋節 with a look at the growing sales of mooncakes in China from 2015-2021.


Studying Chinese In America

Has the promising rise in American students studying Chinese stalled?




Protesting In China

Protest and resistance in China continues. We look at causes and consequences.



Read all 2021 newsletters here.