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 | May 5, 2020
2020-05-05
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To decouple, or not to decouple, that is the question. David Firestein, president and CEO of the George H. W. Bush Foundation for US-China Relations: “US-China decoupling unfeasible”. More opinion pieces on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on today’s CUSEF Opinion Tracker. Read More
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CUSEF Opinion Tracker | May 4, 2020
2020-05-04
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Recent news reported that the U.S. government plans to retaliate against China over claims the Chinese withheld critical information about Covid-19 by cancelling U.S. debt held by China. POLITICO’s Ben White and Aubree Eliza Weaver argue that ‘any move to “cancel” debt held by China would destroy the full faith and credit of the U.S., send U.S. interest rates soaring and could ignite a global financial catastrophe.’ A penny for your thoughts? Read More
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What We’re Reading
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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CUSEF Opinion Tracker | Apr 29, 2020
2020-04-29
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Earlier US President Donald Trump questioned China’s reported COVID19 mortality rate, saying “Does anybody really believe this number?” Dr Deborah Birx, coordinator of the US response to the outbreak, also criticized China’s reports data. Asia Times’ John Walsh argues: “China’s Covid reporting far from ‘unrealistic,’ close analysis shows China mortality rate in line with East Asian neighbors”. Read More
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CUSEF Opinion Tracker | Apr 28, 2020
2020-04-28
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People are now envisioning the post-COVID19 world - the revitalization of multilateralism. The Japan Times’ Hal Brand says modest multilateralism is in America and China’s interests, while The Fung Group Chairman reminds that we must also reshape it in a way that recognizes and reflects the many dimensions of global interdependency. Read More