Current State and Future of China Relations and Role of Younger Generation

By: Ezra F. Vogel, Harvard University, June 28, 2020 In 1879, a woman made history by traveling around the world faster than anyone ever before, in 72 days. Since then continuing l development in technology of transportation and communication...

Animal Farm: Scapegoating in the 2020 US Presidential Elections

President Trump has shifted his campaign strategy in light of heavy, bipartisan criticism of his response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Rather than make the election a referendum on his administration, he has decided to pin the blame for the crisis on China. 

David Mike Lampton on COVID-19: ‘Decoupling’ or ‘Self-reliance’ in U.S.-China Relations Are Dangerous Delusions

David Mike Lampton is an Oksenberg-Rohlen Fellow and Research Scholar at Stanford University’s Asia-Pacific Research Center. He was the former president of the National Committee on US-China Relations, and former director of China Studies at Johns Hopkins—SAIS. Background from...

‘Melding two cultures together’: American Factory’s Oscar Win highlights tensions and opportunities

What happens when we view US-China relations through the lens of individual workers?   What would you consider as the standout film of this year’s Oscar Awards? Ask around and you may hear people talk of Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite...

A Decisive Stage for China’s Fight against COVID-19 Epidemic

The people’s war against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic is entering a decisive stage in China. Under the strong leadership of the central government, the whole nation has devoted tremendous amounts of resources and efforts to this war. The prevention and control...

The Impact of the Wuhan Coronavirus

On November 16th, 2002, the infamous SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) outbreak began in the Guangdong Province in southern China. It would not be until February 2003 that the Peoples’ Republic of China notified the World Health Organization (WHO) about the ongoing...

Phase One Deal Explained

On January 15th, 2020, President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He signed a temporary trade agreement known as the “Phase One” deal, which brings about a pause in what has been a contentious and controversial trade war. In return for...

Examining China’s Impact and Strategy in Developing Countries

The origins of Sino-African relations can be traced back to the voyages of famed Chinese admiral and explorer Zheng He, who arrived in Eastern Africa, near modern day Kenya, during his fifth voyage in 1417. Zheng had arrived on behalf of the...

Trump Warns of Prolonged Trade War: Why a comprehensive trade deal is still unlikely

By Mark Weiss President Trump warned on Tuesday that the ongoing US-China trade war may last longer than expected. In fact, he floated the idea of waiting until after the 2020 presidential election to...

A Bridge Too Far: Unscrambling ‘Ron Vara’

If U.S.-China relations are analogized to building a bridge across the Pacific, a government official falsifying sources or information in academic publications, even if in jest, is like a civil engineer using erroneous math as a practical joke. Failing to correct these errors threatens the stability of the entire project, with potentially catastrophic results.

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