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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Celebrating Asian Americans Throughout The Month of May
2022-05-19
Photo Credit: NBC San Diego
Photo Credit: NBC San Diego
In the United States, the month of May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, or AAPI Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the contributions and reflect on the history of Asian Americans from all backgrounds. Read More
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How China Celebrates the Past and Present With The Qingming Festival
2022-04-26
Illustration of tomb sweeping during the Qingming Festival in China. [Photo Credit: China Highlights]
Illustration of tomb sweeping during the Qingming Festival in China. [Photo Credit: China Highlights]
There are many reasons to celebrate the coming of the Spring season, from the warming weather to the blooming trees, but for many in China, April also commemorates a time to reflect on the past and show respect to ancestors at the annual Qingming Festival. Read More
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The Best Highlights from the 2022 Beijing Paralympic Winter Games
2022-03-21
China took home the gold, silver, and bronze at the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympic Games in the para snowboard men's snowboard cross event. [Photo Credit: AP Photo]
China took home the gold, silver, and bronze at the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympic Games in the para snowboard men's snowboard cross event. [Photo Credit: AP Photo]
The Olympic celebrations continued in March with the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing! The Games took place over nine days and featured 78 events, featuring even more world records broken and gold medals won. Read More
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Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Recap: Highlights
2022-03-10
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From the opening to the closing ceremony, this year’s Winter Olympics in Beijing was full of gold medals, broken world records, and newly forged friendships! For the final Olympic count China came in 3rd place, with nine gold and 15 overall. Team USA followed closely behind in 4th place, with eight gold and 25 overall medals. This year’s Olympics also celebrated new diversity in competing athletes, with American figure skater Timothy LeDuc as the first non-binary Winter Olympian, and American Erin Jackson becoming the first black woman to win a speed skating medal! Read More
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Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics: Part 2 - Figure Skating
2022-02-25
Sui Wenjing and Han Cong celebrate their Olympic gold medal in pairs skating at the 2022 Winter Olympics in their home country of China. [Photo Credit: Getty Images]
Sui Wenjing and Han Cong celebrate their Olympic gold medal in pairs skating at the 2022 Winter Olympics in their home country of China. [Photo Credit: Getty Images]
For our second Olympic blog post in the series, we are featuring figure skating! Across all skating events, China won gold in pairs figure skating, men’s 1000m and mixed team relay in short track speed skating, and men’s 500m in speed skating, while Team USA has secured two gold medals in men’s single figure skating and women’s 500m in speed skating. Read More