Here at our CUSEF blog, we share news, updates and stories about China and the United States. We provide more than a cursory glimpse of what’s going on between the two powers - here, we offer an in-depth look into their current state of affairs.

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Untold Chinese Stories of 9/11
2021-09-21
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Twenty years ago on September 11, 2001, the unthinkable happened. A group of terrorists carried out an attack against the United States. The horrors of that day will never be forgotten. Yet, neither will the outpouring of sympathy that came from people around the world, who came together to pay their respects and denounce the atrocities of this event. It is in the unknown stories – of individuals, communities, and leaders on that day and many afterwards – that remind us of the fortitude and strength of the human spirit. Read More
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A Return to Diplomacy
2021-08-26
China and the United States have a lot to gain from working together to realize common interests and improve lives around the world. [Photo credit: Tim Rue/Corbis via Getty Images]
China and the United States have a lot to gain from working together to realize common interests and improve lives around the world. [Photo credit: Tim Rue/Corbis via Getty Images]
After years of increased tensions between China and the United States, the tides are turning with renewed meetings between high-level U.S. officials and their Chinese counterparts. While friction remains present, the increased dialogues between the two countries are promising for the future of diplomacy. Read More
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Olympics Recap: Highlights
2021-08-18
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Though these Summer Olympics were no ordinary games, athletes still showed up. The Games carried on, and many left Tokyo as record-holders, with all-time best performances and dominant victories. Both China and the U.S. sent their best teams, expecting many golds from their Olympians. Did their athletes deliver? Yes! Throughout the Games, China led in the gold medal count until the very last day of competition when the U.S. edged out the country by one. The total count brought the U.S. to 39 and China 38 gold medals. Here are some of the top highlights of the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics. Read More
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Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics: Part 3
2021-08-11
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In our first two Olympic posts, we covered gymnastics and synchronized diving. We’ve gone from tumbles to springboards. What next? Just add weights! Weightlifting and shot put are two separate events, but both these sports share many similarities. They both are contests of strength and date back to the first modern-day Olympiad in 1896. And, they seem to have pretty straightforward goals: one is to lift the heaviest, while the other is to throw the farthest. Read More
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The 50th Anniversary of Kissinger’s China Visit
2021-08-03
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“Taking the long view, we simply cannot afford to leave China forever outside the family of nations,” replied President Richard Nixon when asked why he supported U.S. relations with China. And while the bilateral relationship has evolved throughout the decades, the 50th anniversary of Henry Kissinger’s secret visit to China opened the door to diplomatic discussions and eventually led to a longstanding partnership. Read More