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October 8 News Brief: Biden, Xi plan virtual summit, Biden’s U.S.-China trade policy, CIA China Center, Taiwan tensions. Read More.

September 30 News Brief: U.S. commerce secretary discusses China, Huawei and U.S.-China negotiations, power outages, U.S. lifts travel restrictions, and Wall Street veteran visits China. Read More.

September 24, 2021 Biden and Xi at the UN General Assembly Joe Biden and Xi Jinping both delivered remarks to the UN General Assembly. Biden attended in person while Xi provided pre-recorded remarks. Read More.

September 14, 2021 OP-ED: New Ambassadors Need Focus on Diplomacy [SCMP] Chi Wang discusses the newly arrived Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. and the nominated U.S. Ambassador to China as well as the role ambassadors should play in promoting U.S.-China engagement. Read More.

September 10, 2021 Biden, Xi Talk On September 9, Presidents Biden and Xi Jinping held a 90-minute phone call. This was only their second call since Biden took office. Read More.

August 23, 2021 OP-ED: China and Afghanistan [SCMP] Chi Wang discusses China’s response to the problematic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and what this might mean for China in the future. Read More. 

August 13, 2021 Qin and Sherman Meet The newly arrived Chinese Ambassador Qin Gang met with Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman. Read More.

August 6, 2021 U.S. Remarks on China National Security Concerns On August 4, the Senate Intelligence Committee held a hearing on China and national security concerns. Read More. 

July 28, 2021 OP-ED: China-Germany Relations [SCMP] Chi Wang discusses the Sino-German trade ties and the likelihood that relations will stay the same post Merkel. Read More. 

July 23, 2021 U.S., China Officials Schedule Meeting Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman will travel to Tianjin from July 25-26. Sherman is the highest-ranking Biden administration official to visit China. Read More.

July 17, 2021 OP-ED: Ambassador Picks [SCMP] Chi Wang discusses the likely ambassador picks from the U.S. and China for the respective country, what that might signal for each country’s policy approaches, and why this choice is so important. Read More.

July 16, 2021 Recent China Updates This past week, there have been multiple press releases, advisories, and congressional actions related to U.S. policy on China. Read More.

July 2, 2021 China Marks 100 Years of the CCP In July 1921, the Chinese Communist Party convened for the first time in Shanghai. Later, Chairman Mao Zedong would declare July 1 the official anniversary. This year China marked the 100th anniversary with many activities, celebrations, and a speech from Xi Jinping. Read More.

June 18, 2021 China Discussed in Defense Budget Hearing On June 17, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley testified at a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing reviewing the defense budget request. China factored heavily into their defense goals and was discussed during the hearing. Read More.

June 11, 2021 Interview: U.S.-China Relations: from Chiang Kai-shek to Joe Biden [SCMP] USCPF president Chi Wang shared his first hand accounts of his childhood in war-torn China and 70 years of U.S.-China relations in an interview about his new memoir. Read More.

June 4, 2021 OP-ED: Lack of Asian Representative in Media Made Clear [Baltimore Sun] Chi Wang discusses the Asian-American experience and the negative impact of a lack of Asian-American representation in media. Read More.

May 21, 2021 U.S.-China Competition and Effects on U.S. Economy The U.S. has increased it’s “China competition” rhetoric. What are the risks and effects on the U.S. economy? Read More.

May 5, 2021 Biden’s Celebration is Premature [SCMP] Chi Wang discusses Biden’s first 100 days, China competition, and congressional deadlock. Read More.

April 30, 2021 China Made a Key Focus of Biden Address President Biden delivered his first State of the Union Address to a joint session of Congress. And, while sometimes stated directly and at others just implied, China was often painted as motivation for many of his suggested policies or as a force that needs to be overcome for the U.S. to truly “bring back better.” Read More.

April 23, 2021 China Legislation Moves Forward The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted to send the bipartisan “Strategic Competition Act of 2021” to the full Senate for consideration. The bill is intended “to address issues involving the People’s Republic of China.” Read More.

April 19, 2021 U.S., China Seek Climate Cooperation John Kerry, the Biden Administration’s Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, met with counterpart, Xie Zhenhua, in Shanghai. The trip came ahead of the Earth Day virtual Leaders Summit on Climate. Read More.

April 8, 2021 OP-ED: Anti-Asian Hate Won’t Die with the Pandemic [Miami Herald] Chi Wang grapples with the legacy of Anti-Asian hate and what it means to be Asian in America. Read More.

April 7, 2021 A First-Hand View of 70 Years of China-U.S. Relations [The Diplomat] In an interview, Chi Wang speaks about his experiences coming to America, dealing with being cut off from family during the Korean War, the importance of U.S.-China engagement and scholarship, and more. Read More.

March 30, 2021: OP-ED: The U.S.-China Knowledge Gap [SCMP] A lack of understanding of China is hurting U.S. diplomatic efforts. Read More.

March 20, 2021 U.S., China Officials End Tense First Meeting The first in-person meeting between U.S. and Chinese officials since the Biden administration took office was held March 18-19 in Alaska. Read More.

March 5, 2021 How Biden’s Foreign Policy Strategy Tackles China The Biden administration released their “Interim National Security Strategic Guidance” report. Read More.

March 2, 2021 OP-ED: U.S. In Decline [SCMP] A discussion of America’s past influence and why it will struggle to regain its prominent position in the world. Read More.

January 22, 2021 China COVID Update Recent updates on the coronavirus in China and on China’s vaccines. Read More.

January 5, 2021 OP-Ed: Taiwan’s National Palace Museum Controversy [SCMP] The museum has once again become intertwined with a larger political and emotional conversation about Taiwanese identity, the legacy of the martial law era, and Taiwan’s future. Read More.



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