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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China’s New Three-Child Policy
2021-06-16
The Chinese government allows families to have three children, amending its two-child policy [Photo credit: CNN]
The Chinese government allows families to have three children, amending its two-child policy [Photo credit: CNN]
The Chinese government recently announced that it would further ease its family planning policy by allowing every couple to have three children. Why did the government implement the policy, what does it entail and what does it mean for China’s future? Read More
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Development of the U.S.-China Trade War
2021-06-15
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After a tumultuous few years of tit-for-tat trade tariffs, optimism for the end of the U.S.-China trade war is spreading. Though trade was expected to be an arena of change for experts and officials from the start of 2021 as President Biden took office, most of the higher trade tariffs that were implemented by the Trump administration remain in place, affecting over half of all trade flows between China and the U.S. Still, the U.S. and China are resuming normal trade talks- recent discussions, offering renewed hope that a mutually beneficial trade agreement will be a reality for this important bilateral relationship sooner rather than later. To look to the future, we must examine the past. View some of the most significant events during the China-U.S. trade war in CUSEF’s U.S.-China Trade War timeline. Read More
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5 Things You Need to Know About China’s Digital Yuan
2021-06-07
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China’s digital yuan is making big waves internationally. The digital yuan is a way for the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) to effectively digitize banknotes and coins in circulation. Though the Chinese market is already advanced in cashless payments, the digital yuan would accelerate this process. As real-world trials of China’s new digital currency continue, here are five things you need to know about the country’s latest technological development. Read More
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Meeting in the Middle: China and the U.S. Pledge to Cooperate on Climate Change
2021-05-03
China and the United States have pledged to tackle climate change together by unveiling efforts of collaboration in executing new carbon goals to offset the carbon footprint. [Photo credit: Gulf News]
China and the United States have pledged to tackle climate change together by unveiling efforts of collaboration in executing new carbon goals to offset the carbon footprint. [Photo credit: Gulf News]
People are encouraged by the future of China-U.S. relations that could very well be shaped around climate change. The common obstacle plaguing the world’s “two biggest carbon polluters” has been hailed as an area of cooperation where both China and the United States can address climate change. This could be done by engaging in solution-driven developments that unveil greener carbon goals to help mitigate the effects of pollution and emissions to offset each country’s carbon footprint. Read More
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50 Years of Ping Pong Diplomacy: Changing the World One Match at a Time
2021-04-22
Fifty years ago on April 10, 1971, the U.S. table tennis delegation paid a historic visit to Beijing, making them the first Americans to visit China since 1949.  [Photo credit: China Daily]
Fifty years ago on April 10, 1971, the U.S. table tennis delegation paid a historic visit to Beijing, making them the first Americans to visit China since 1949. [Photo credit: China Daily]
Fifty years ago on April 10, 1971, the U.S. table tennis delegation traveled to Beijing, making them the first Americans to visit China since 1949. Today, countries are more connected than ever through technology, trade, and development, allowing us to remember 50 years of Ping Pong Diplomacy and how it continues to be a bridge of hope; changing the world one ping pong match at a time. Read More