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.

What We’re Reading
Schools Out, Camp is in Session!
2022-08-24
[Photo Credit: Go Overseas]
[Photo Credit: Go Overseas]
For children around the world, the last day of school before the summer break can feel like a long-awaited holiday. While kids may spend their summer in a variety of ways depending on where they live, there is one beloved summer activity that can unite kids all across the world: summer camp! Read More
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Chinatown in America
2022-06-29
Photo credit: Wikipedia CC
Photo credit: Wikipedia CC
Today in the United States over 50 cities have their own Chinatown districts, with some of the most notable being San Francisco, New York City, Chicago, and Honolulu, Hawaii. These Chinatowns serve as a culinary hub and popular tourist destination, offering visitors and locals alike a unique cultural experience in their city. Dragon’s Gate in San Francisco’s Chinatown. [Photo Credit: Shutterstock] Read More
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China and America: Who Influences Who?
2022-06-14
Lanterns in New York City’s Chinatown. [Photo Credit: lookphotos]
Lanterns in New York City’s Chinatown. [Photo Credit: lookphotos]
Think about the farthest, most remote place you have traveled to. You may have heard a different language being spoken, tried an unfamiliar food, and seen a new landscape or historical site. You may have even experienced a bit of culture shock, but you may not have been shocked to see America’s influence on products, brands, and media had made its way to the farthest corners of the world. Read More
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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