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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US-China Forum 2021: “Addressing Inequality and Promoting Social Welfare”
2021-12-15
University of Chicago President Paul Alivistos offers welcoming remarks on the first day of the forum.
University of Chicago President Paul Alivistos offers welcoming remarks on the first day of the forum.
CUSEF has partnered with the University of Chicago (UChicago) to host the sixth US-China Forum. In previous years, the event centered around topics ranging from economic relations, urban innovation, energy policy, the arts, and more. This year’s theme was “Addressing Inequality and Promoting Social Welfare”, which aimed to foster discourse on “the ways in which social policy and social service provision are leveraged to address social problems in the US and China.” Read More
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CUSEF Hosts it's Second Virtual Mandarin Course for Students
2021-12-03
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After the success of our first Mandarin Course, CUSEF has once again welcomed a new batch of students to join our program. From September 10 to December 3, CUSEF hosted its second virtual Mandarin course for American students to hone their language skills and pick up a few new phrases along the way. Over twenty students representing eight historically black colleges and universities attended the course taught by Beijing Foreign Studies University on a weekly basis. To enhance the exchange experience, four Chinese student ambassadors attended the course and provided additional support to the students by reviewing the materials learned in smaller groups and practicing new communication techniques with them. Read More
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CUSEF Hosts a Virtual Mandarin Course to Develop Language Skills for Students
2021-06-25
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From February 20 to May 22, CUSEF hosted a virtual Mandarin course for American students to hone their language skills and pick up a few new phrases along the way. Over twenty-two students representing seven historically black colleges and universities attended the course taught by Beijing Foreign Studies University on a weekly basis. To enhance the exchange experience, five Chinese student ambassadors attended the course and provided additional support to the students by reviewing the materials learned in smaller groups and practicing new communication techniques with them. Read More
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CUSEF’s Cross Cultural Cookoff With Executive Chef Jasmine Howell
2021-05-28
Our first Cross Cultural Cook Off dove into the world of desserts - America's famous chocolate chips vs Chinese red date and brown sugar cake.
Our first Cross Cultural Cook Off dove into the world of desserts - America's famous chocolate chips vs Chinese red date and brown sugar cake.
Though we may still only be able to meet virtually, CUSEF continues to find new and exciting ways to engage with our alumni. If there’s one thing that quarantine has reaffirmed, it’s that food is a universal language. Our first Cross Cultural Cook Off dove into the world of desserts. Executive chef at the Century Club of California in San Francisco and CUSEF alumni Jasmine Howell swapped her famous American chocolate chip cookie recipe with CUSEF program director Wendy Tang’s Chinese red date and brown sugar cake recipe. Read More
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China Through Your Eyes Photo Competition winner: "The Forbidden City"
2020-08-25
China Through Your Eyes Photo Competition winner Maia Hatchett's winning photo.
China Through Your Eyes Photo Competition winner Maia Hatchett's winning photo.
We want to send a warm congratulations to Maia Hatchett who, on top of being interviewed by James Chau for The China Current, has also won our China Through Your Eyes Photo Competition! Maia shared a stunning visual photo from her trip with CUSEF as a part of the graduate journalism student delegation of December 2019. Check out Maia’s photo below and be transported through the gates of the Forbidden City. Read More