Here at our CUSEF blog, we share news, updates and stories about China and the United States – the two most important nations of the world. 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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CUSEF Opinion Tracker | May 25, 2020
2020-05-25
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The COVID19 pandemic is reshuffling the global power deck. According to Hal Brands and Jake Sullivan on Foreign Policy, if “true superpower status is China’s desired destination, there are two roads it might take to try to get there”. One of them, as they pointed out, is building regional primacy as springboard to global power specifically in the Western Pacific. The second road is focusing on outflanking the U.S. alliance system and force presence in that region “by developing China’s economic, diplomatic and political influence on a global scale”. Read More
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CUSEF Opinion Tracker | May 19, 2020
2020-05-19
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Retail panic as US President Donald Trump re-ignites his China crisis during Rose Garden presser. Rick Helfenbein from Forbes argues that it is not easy as it seems for China and the US, especially the retail industry, to decouple. “For the fashion industry, made in China represents 40% of our apparel, 65% of our footwear, and 80% of our accessories. If the U.S. government really wants us to leave China, then we need a definitive action plan, as it takes three to five years to reposition a supply chain.” Read more about the challenges the industry is currently facing. Read More
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CUSEF Opinion Tracker | May 18, 2020
2020-05-18
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The world is now worried about the post-COVID19 global economy. Nouriel Roubini, Professor of Economics at New York University’s Stern School of Business, listed ten reasons why a ‘Greater Depression’ for the 2020s is inevitable, warning that an “L-shaped ‘Greater Depression’” will follow later in this decade. Read More
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CUSEF Opinion Tracker | May 14, 2020
2020-05-14
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Almost half a year since the outbreak of COVID19, experts are looking into the system to find the root of the social and economic problems, and how will China and the US - the world’s most important bilateral relations, move forward. Read More
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CUSEF Opinion Tracker | May 12, 2020
2020-05-12
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With the blame game over coronavirus heating up, Evan Osnos from the New Yorker criticized US President Trump’s ‘Blame-Beijing Coronavirus strategy’, claiming ‘The Administration could credibly have criticized China’s early mishandling of the virus, and its efforts to control international scrutiny of the virus’s origins. Instead, the White House seized on a blame-Beijing strategy to undermine China’s growing global power and shore up Trump’s bid for reelection.” Christopher R. Hill from Foreign Affairs posed a question: “What does Washington want from China?” Read More