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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The Exchange - September 17, 2021

  • Biden Calls Xi | U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping had their first call since February. The talk, which lasted one and a half hours, was carefully scheduled to take place right before September 11. The Taliban later canceled the plan to inaugurate its new interim government on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attack. President Xi called German Chancellor Merkel soon after talking with Biden.
  • 9/11 Aftermath | Commentators analyze the effects of the 9/11 terrorism attacks on its 20th anniversary and explore the dwindling power of the United States and its nation-building strategy, a strategy that has received backlash in light of the recent disaster in Afghanistan.
  • U.S.-UK-Australia Partnership | The three countries announced a "historic" security partnership to ensure longterm "peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific." The move is widely considered a measure against China, although President Biden downplayed such a notion.

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