Here at our CUSEF blog, we share news, updates and stories about China and the United States – the two most important nations of the world. 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 China Current: Solving Problems Together | Jeffrey Sachs
2020-05-02
Jeffrey Sachs, economist and University Professor at Columbia University
Jeffrey Sachs, economist and University Professor at Columbia University
The world is now talking about ‘decoupling’. While the U.S. is playing the ‘blame game’ against China, Sachs stressed that it is more than important to defend and protect multilateralism. “As a historian I think of the 1920s and 1930s as a time when nationalism became dominant and it led to global disaster. So, we really need to take the steps, no matter what the Trump administration ends up doing, for the rest of the world to protect multilateralism.” Read More
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What to do during self-isolation? Top 10 Books and TV Shows to Explore the Most Important Bilateral Relationship
2020-04-16
Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash
Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash
Quarantines have kept many of us inside and looking for additional activities to keep our minds occupied while we stay safe. What is better than reading? Now is a great time to learn more about the complex relationship between China and the United States beyond the latest headlines. With this in mind, here are our top recommendations for the books, movies, and television shows that provide an excellent foundation to understanding the world’s most important bilateral relationship. Read More
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Netflix’s ‘American Factory’: Different Means, Same Ends
2019-09-24
‘American Factory’ takes you inside the factory of Fuyao in Dayton, Ohio, where workers from China and the United States come and work together in a unique microcosm of globalization. (Photo credit: IMDb)
‘American Factory’ takes you inside the factory of Fuyao in Dayton, Ohio, where workers from China and the United States come and work together in a unique microcosm of globalization. (Photo credit: IMDb)
The first film distributed by Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company Higher Ground, Netflix’s documentary ‘American Factory’ takes you inside the factory of Fuyao in Dayton, Ohio, where workers from China and the United States come and work together in a unique microcosm of globalization. The filmmakers, Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar, dive into the complex, intercultural relationships between the employees and highlight the intensive process of managing a foreign company in the United States. Read More
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‘The China-U.S. Trade War and Future Economic Relations’: entering the “new normal”
2019-08-14
‘The China-U.S. Trade War and Future Economic Relations’: entering the “new normal”
‘The China-U.S. Trade War and Future Economic Relations’: entering the “new normal”
In light of the ongoing trade war, Professor Lawrence J. Lau, one of the governors of the China-United States Exchange Foundation (CUSEF), analyzes the future of economic relations between China and the United States in his recently published book ‘The China-U.S. Trade War and Future Economic Relations’. He took a closer look at the economic statistics of the past few decades to illustrate an intriguing point: while the economic impact of the China-U.S. trade war is by no means insignificant, it is relatively manageable for both countries. Read More
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'A Contest for Supremacy: China, America, and the Struggle for Mastery in Asia,' by Aaron L. Friedberg
2019-06-20
As many throughout the United States, China, and the international community at large seek to understand the ever-changing relationship between the world’s two largest economies, the work ‘A Contest for Supremacy: China, America, and the Struggle for Mastery in Asia,’ by Aaron L. Friedberg provides greater clarity to the situation through a well-researched, positive examination of the future between the United States and China. Read More