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.

The Exchange
The Exchange - December 23, 2021
2021-12-23
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Notable developments on China-US relations in the past week: Sanctions and Retaliation over Uyghurs, Biden’s Build Back Better Act is Facing Dilemma , Lithuania and China Cut Ties Read More
The Exchange
The Exchange - December 17, 2021
2021-12-17
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Notable developments on China-US relations in the past week: Bills on Uyghurs, Xi and Putin’s Virtual Meeting, China Becoming a “High Income” Country Read More
Traveling with CUSEF
US-China Forum 2021: “Addressing Inequality and Promoting Social Welfare”
2021-12-15
University of Chicago President Paul Alivistos offers welcoming remarks on the first day of the forum.
University of Chicago President Paul Alivistos offers welcoming remarks on the first day of the forum.
CUSEF has partnered with the University of Chicago (UChicago) to host the sixth US-China Forum. In previous years, the event centered around topics ranging from economic relations, urban innovation, energy policy, the arts, and more. This year’s theme was “Addressing Inequality and Promoting Social Welfare”, which aimed to foster discourse on “the ways in which social policy and social service provision are leveraged to address social problems in the US and China.” Read More
What We’re Reading
China Drives Into The Electric Vehicle Race
2021-12-15
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“Despite being the world’s largest auto market, China has never been a big car exporter globally. It seeks to change that in a more-electrified future,” writes Jacky Wong at The Wall Street Journal. In 2021, China broke its record for new-energy car sales, tripling what it sold in 2020 and accounting for 25% of all car sales in November alone. Read More
The Exchange
The Exchange - Special Report on China-U.S. Debate on Democracy
2021-12-13
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The Summit for Democracy last week has evoked the latest battle of narratives on “democracy” between China and the U.S. Days before the summit, Beijing released a whitepaper defending China’s Democracy and a report highlighting the dysfunction of democracy in the United States. Aside from the governmental efforts, the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China (RDCY) published a report on ten questions for American democracy, in which the think tank urges Washington to “ask itself” when organizing the event. Read More