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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CUSEF Opinion Tracker | Jun 10, 2020
2020-06-11
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Today’s focus is on 5G technology. Bloomberg reports that according to a new study, Huawei Technologies Co. owns the most patents on next-generation 5G technology, ensuring the Chinese company will get paid despite Trump administration efforts to erase it from the supply chain. Arjun Kharpal from CNBS writes about the challenges Huawei are facing in becoming the No. 1 in smartphones by 2020. Read More
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CUSEF Opinion Tracker | Jun 4, 2020
2020-06-04
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“US suffers more if it decouples with China”, says He Weiwen, senior fellow at the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China - adding that “the US ban will deal a fatal blow to its own high-tech industry, especially the semiconductor sector.” Read More
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CUSEF Opinion Tracker | Jun 3, 2020
2020-06-03
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The relationship between China and the U.S. are seeing many ebbs and flows over Hong Kong. Kurt Tong, Former U.S. Consul General in Hong Kong, defends Hong Kong’s autonomy and the two countries’ bilateral relationship, saying “the decoupling will hurt the people of Hong Kong and damage U.S. business and foreign policy interests—and it will do so without punishing China much at all.” Read More
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CUSEF Opinion Tracker | Jun 1, 2020
2020-06-01
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While the COVID-19 pandemic seems to have starting to ease off, the world’s attention has shifted from Hong Kong’s recent enactment of the National Security Law to the nationwide protests in the U.S. followed by George Floyd’s death. In his column, SCMP’s Yonden Lhatoo compares the outbreak of social unrest across the U.S. with Hong Kong’s protests and lashed out at the ‘sheer hypocrisy of Washington’s cynical anti-China campaign’. Read More
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Moving Online: E-Commerce Surges Amid Coronavirus
2020-05-29
After the pandemic, e-commerce may be the way of the future. [Photo Credit: Forbes]
After the pandemic, e-commerce may be the way of the future. [Photo Credit: Forbes]
With governments throughout the world limiting public gatherings, malls shutting their doors, and individuals restricting themselves to only essential travel, many retailers have sought new ways to sell their wares to their previous clientele. With face-to-face transactions drastically reduced, the avenues of e-commerce have become critical in many businesses’ efforts to not only make a profit, but remain afloat amid these uncertain times. For many years, China in particular has served as an intriguing case study for e-commerce, and the coronavirus pandemic has only expanded this truth while also pushing other countries to explore this new economic opportunity. Read More