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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What Our Alumni Say: Inside the gut of the crouching tiger
2017-08-21
Mario Lopez, 2017 CUSEF Columbia SIPA Student Delegate
Mario Lopez, 2017 CUSEF Columbia SIPA Student Delegate
Mario Lopez from Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs: “Almost 16 years ago, awarded director Ang Lee introduced Hollywood to a new cinema genre. His Crouching tiger, hidden dragon not only meant a rebirth for martial arts movies, but it also reminded the world that China –like the tiger in the title of the movie–, was getting ready to leap and claim a space in the global scenario. Today, almost two decades –and a sequel– after Lee’s classic; China is no longer playing the role of a hidden dragon.” Read More
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What Our Alumni Say: Breaking Barriers and Stereotypes
2017-07-10
Keara Jones, 2017 CUSEF Student Delegate
Keara Jones, 2017 CUSEF Student Delegate
Keara Jones from Clark Atlanta Univerisity: “I have stepped over barriers and broken stereotypes, not only for myself but as a spokesperson for my dear friends in China. Within those two weeks, I learned that the culture and history of China far exceeds those of the United States - exceeds it so well, it’s predicted that China will be the #1 country of foreign policy and investments in less than 20 years. Open your eyes and your mind, research for yourself and don’t be corrupted by the misinterpretation the classrooms feed us.” Read More
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What Our Alumni Say: Discover the Rapid Growth of China
2017-04-19
John Scianimanico, 2017 CUSEF Harvard Student Delegate
John Scianimanico, 2017 CUSEF Harvard Student Delegate
John Scianimanico from Harvard University Kennedy School: “The urban landscape that China has created – and their vision for future urban development – left me feeling inspired, but also curious. I wanted to learn more about I could bring many of the great ideas back to my country to enhance our own economic growth.” Read More
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What Our Alumni Say: Better Understanding About Other Perspectives
2016-11-11
Shaniece Criss, 2016 CUSEF Harvard Kennedy School Study Group China Visit delegate
Shaniece Criss, 2016 CUSEF Harvard Kennedy School Study Group China Visit delegate
Shaniece Criss from Harvard Kennedy School: “Since I come from a U.S. perspective, it was so helpful to hear from government officials so that I could understand more about the one-party system. It broadened my view on how the government functions and cares for its people. I also better understood how individual-based society versus a community-based society address the same issues in different ways. It was so helpful to gain a better understanding about these perspectives.” Read More
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What Our Alumni Say: The Foreign Media Doesn't Do Justice To China
2016-11-03
Adnane Meziane, 2016 Harvard Kennedy School student visit to China delegate
Adnane Meziane, 2016 Harvard Kennedy School student visit to China delegate
Adnane Meziane from Harvard Kennedy School: “Prior to coming to China for the first time, I had learned a lot about the country through several readings. Nevertheless, the media that I consume on a daily basis in the United States had instilled some negative connotations in me, including about China’s aggressions in the region, China’s oppression, China’s pollution… As a result, the trip to China was a welcome fact-finding trip that would allow me to see for myself whether the depiction that some media makes was a reality or a fiction. What I found was astonishing and rather positive. Read More