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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Want To Learn Mandarin? Here’s How To Begin
2022-05-04
Photo Credit: Learn Chinese Mandarin Lessons Online
Photo Credit: Learn Chinese Mandarin Lessons Online
So, you’ve read our last language blog post and decided that you want to learn Mandarin, but where do you begin? The first step when learning any language is determining how you would like to learn it, and there are several options. You can travel to a country that predominantly speaks the language, you could meet fluent speakers from your local community, or you can enroll in a formal language course. You may even get the opportunity to do all three! Read More
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The Factors Fueling America's Interest In Learning Mandarin Chinese
2022-04-07
CUSEF Mandarin intermediate class
CUSEF Mandarin intermediate class
This month we are introducing a new series of blog posts focused on learning Mandarin Chinese, which will cover topics ranging from America’s growing interest in studying Mandarin, to what to expect from your first Mandarin language course. Join us as we explore the many benefits and exciting challenges that come along with learning a new language and discovering a new culture! Read More
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China-U.S. Graduate Students Joint Research Project
2021-12-01
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Academic exchanges and cooperation between Chinese and American teachers and students are vital to deepen understanding between two countries and minimize misunderstanding. On November 23rd 2021, CUSEF hosted the first meeting between Dr. Raymond Terry, Director of the SCHP Office of Global Health Initiatives at Morgan State University and Professor Xie Tao, Dean of the School of International Relations and Diplomacy at Beijing Foreign Studies University, along with a total of 10 graduate students, 5 from each university. The students will conduct a 6-month Joint Research paper on the topic of ‘Global Health’. Read More
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CUSEF Explainer (Issue 11): Hong Kong's New Election Rules
2021-04-07
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The amendment of Annex I and II of the Hong Kong Basic Law was passed by China’s Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress on March 30 and was signed into law by President Xi Jinping on the same day. Read More
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CUSEF Explainer (Issue 10): China's 14th Five-Year Plan
2021-03-22
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The National People’s Congress of China passed the14th Five-Year Plan on March 12. The plan will guide China’s development in the next five years and signals several shifts of focus by the Chinese government. Read More