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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Sino-American Youth Dialogue “Making Carbon Neutral, Youth in Action”
2021-11-02
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On April 17, China and the United States issued the China-U.S. Joint Statement Addressing the Climate Crisis, committing to cooperate bilaterally to fight climate change and bolster the implementation of the Paris Agreement. To foster intellectual exchange around the climate crisis ahead of COP26, CUSEF, along with Tsinghua University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), hosted the Sino-American Youth Dialogue (SAYD), a two-day conference engaging young scholars in a discussion about climate change and sustainable development. Read More
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The Mid-Autumn Festival and its Famous Pastry
2021-10-04
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This year, the Mid-Autumn Festival (Zhōngqiū jié: 中秋節) fell on September 21 - 23. Out of all of China’s festivals, the Mid-Autumn Festival is considered the second most important holiday after the Lunar New Year, and because it prioritizes family togetherness, it has often been compared to Thanksgiving. In addition to decorating streets and backyards with colorful lanterns and gathering for a big feast with loved ones, the biggest tradition of the festival is mooncakes (Yuèbǐng: 月饼). Read More
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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