Wednesday September 30, 2020


September 9, 2020: Op-Ed: When Emulating Mao, Xi Should Not Forget the Cultural Revolution [The Diplomat] Chi Wang shares his family’s tragic experiences with the Cultural Revolutions and warns of what happened when Mao’s policies went too far. Read More

September 8, 2020: Op-Ed: How the Trump administration has misunderstood the lessons of Nixon, Kissinger and the past 50 years of US-China diplomacy [SCMP] Secretary of State Pompeo faulted normalization for failing to lead to China’s democratization. However, Nixon went to China to fight the Soviet Union, not to change China. Read More

September 4, 2020: Remembering the 75th Anniversary of Japan’s Surrender On September 2, 1945, Japan signed their official surrender, ending the Pacific War. Read about the U.S.-China wartime alliance and the celebrations for the 75th anniversary. Read More

August 28, 2020: The Republican National Convention and China From August 24-27, the Republican National Convention (RNC) was held. How did China factored into the RNC speeches and Trump’s platform? Read More

August 24, 2020: Op-Ed: Asian-Americans and the 2020 Election [The Miami Herald] Chi Wang discusses the upcoming 2020 election, the nomination of Kamala Harris, and the diversity of Asian-American voters. Read More

August 21, 2020: The Democratic National Convention and China The DNC was held virtually from August 17-20. How did China factor into the convention speakers and Democratic Party platform? Read More

August 21, 2020: Reflections on the 75th Anniversary of Japan’s Surrender [SCMP] As the Covid-19 pandemic ravages the world and the US-China relationship deteriorates, Chi Wang remembers the Sino-Japanese war and reminds us that the U.S. and China were once allies and that WWII eventually ended and the pandemic will too. Read More.  

August 14, 2020: Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Research A look at the various Phase 3 trials currently underway and the impact of “vaccine nationalism.” Read More

August 7, 2020: Update on U.S.-China Economic Relations A look at the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the phase one trade deal six months later, and policy proposals on economic decoupling. Read More

August 6, 2020: OP-ED: In a time of US racial reckoning, can Asian-Americans find their voice? [SCMP] Asian-Americans still face a lack of representation in mass media. Will the ongoing conversations and action on race in America extend to the country’s Asian population? Read More

July 30, 2020: Pompeo Ups China Rhetoric Sec. Pompeo and other Trump Administration officials have been increasingly hawkish in their remarks on China. Pompeo shared the Trump administration’s China policy with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee July 30. Read More

July 22, 2020: OP-ED: Diplomats Should Get Off Twitter [SCMP] The hashtags and harsh tweets of China Hawks and “wolf warriors” hurts diplomatic efforts and is at odds with the diplomacy that allowed the U.S. and China to overcome difficulties in the past. Read More

July 21, 2020: Update on the Coronavirus in China Information on recent COVID-19 outbreaks in China, vaccine research, WHO initiatives, and China’s economic recovery. Read More

July 6, 2020: The Trump Administration and China A look at recent Trump administration policies, actions, and rhetoric toward China. Topics discussed include COVID-19, Hong Kong, sanctions, Chinese media and companies, Xinjiang, and trade. Read More.

July 4, 2020: OP-ED: What Does the Hong Kong Autonomy Act Accomplish? [SCMP] Chi Wang discusses the recent sanctions and legislation in the U.S. and how little they will affect Beijing’s actions toward Hong Kong. Read More

June 18, 2020: U.S., China Officials Meet, But Tensions Remain U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Chinese Politburo member Yang Jiechi met in Hawaii. U.S.-China relations, however, remain tense. Read More

June 17, 2020: OP-ED: China’s Foreign Policy Needs a Reboot [SCMP] Xi Jinping’s assertive foreign policy has lost China friends and needs to be reexamined. Read More

June 12, 2020: China in the News News updates on COVID-19, the Tiananmen anniversary, the China-India border dispute, and more. Read More

June 5, 2020: OP-ED: The U.S., China, and the Hong Kong Security Law [SCMP] Chi Wang discusses the new Hong Kong security law, its implications, and the U.S. response. Read More

May 28, 2020: China’s Two Sessions – Key Takeaways China held its annual Two Sessions meeting after having to postpone this major political event, which was originally scheduled for March, due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Chinese Peoples Political Consultative Conference met on May 21 and the National People’s Congress arrived May 22, with delegates wearing masks as they listened to speeches in the Great Hall of the People for an abbreviated week-long congress. Read More

May 15, 2020: Coronavirus Diaries Offer Connection and Insights Coronavirus diaries are helping people articulate and work through their feelings during this time of chaos and uncertainty. They also serve as a way to better understand the impact of this unprecedented moment in time, beyond the raw data, political jargon, and policy wonks. Read More

May 7, 2020: Virtually Coping with the Coronavirus Lockdown The coronavirus pandemic has fundamentally changed our daily lives. People all over the world are looking for ways to deal with their grief, uncertainty, anger, confusion, and sorrow – all while stuck in their homes. In many ways, Internet resources have been filling that need. Read More

May 2, 2020: OP-ED: The Importance of Diplomacy [SCMP] Strong diplomacy has played a pivotal role in the U.S.-China relationship in the past. It is time to return to these diplomatic standards. Read More

April 30, 2020: Communities Give Back During Coronavirus Crisis As businesses close, streets empty, and hospitals are overwhelmed, things can seem hopeless. During this time of crisis, however, there have also been many positive stories and good news to share. People have been stepping up to help out and give back. Read More

April 23, 2020: A Rising Call for Global Cooperation in Response to COVID-19 As the coronavirus spreads, there has been growing nationalist sentiment in both the U.S. and China. The crisis has exacerbated existing bilateral tensions that have been growing for years. Others, however, have had a different reaction to the pandemic, believing it isn’t less international cooperation that’s needed, but more. Read More

April 14, 2020: Cooperation on COVID-19 Vaccines and Treatments As the devastating impacts of the coronavirus continue to be felt around the globe, our scientists and medical professionals have been working diligently on potential treatment options and vaccines. The amazing global response, however, gives us reason for hope. Read More.

April 13, 2020: Op-Ed: How China is Losing the World’s Trust [SCMP] China’s initial coronavirus response leaves global community with questions, uncertainty. Read More.

April 6, 2020: U.S.-China Cooperation on COVID-19 Read about government cooperation, efforts to provide medical supplies, medical research collaboration, and more support. Read More.

March 27, 2020: OP-ED: Trump’s COVID-19 Blame Game [The Diplomat] Trump’s “Chinese virus” rhetoric is politically motivated, but diplomatically damaging. Read More.

March 17, 2020: Engage from Home Virtual China related educational links to explore from home. Read More.

March 5, 2020: OP-ED: ‘Sick man’ Row [SCMP] Why China’s expulsion of reporters is the wrong answer. Read More.

February 21, 2020 OP-ED: Xi and Trump Both Face Blame [SCMP] The top leadership in both the U.S. and China are facing backlash, but at least America’s leaders can be voted out. Read More.

February 3, 2020 OP-ED: The Coronavirus Requires Cooperation [SCMP] The growing virus highlights the need for cooperation between the U.S. and China. Read More.

January 22, 2020 OP-ED: Xi Jinping’s Mounting Woes [SCMP] China’s leadership is facing protests in Hong Kong, tensions with Taiwan, and a spreading virus. Read More.

January 14, 2020 The U.S.-China Trade War An overview of the trade war leading up to the signing of the Phase 1 trade deal, to take place around January 15, 2020. Read More.

January 11, 2020 OP-ED: Hongkongers Should Not Abandon the City [SCMP] When the protests in Hong Kong end, the people will need to come together. Read More.

January 2020 U.S.-CHINA NEWS Featuring: U.S. and China to sign trade deal next week. Read More



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