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.

News Highlights
The Mid-Autumn Festival and its Famous Pastry
2021-10-04
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This year, the Mid-Autumn Festival (Zhōngqiū jié: 中秋節) fell on September 21 - 23. Out of all of China’s festivals, the Mid-Autumn Festival is considered the second most important holiday after the Lunar New Year, and because it prioritizes family togetherness, it has often been compared to Thanksgiving. In addition to decorating streets and backyards with colorful lanterns and gathering for a big feast with loved ones, the biggest tradition of the festival is mooncakes (Yuèbǐng: 月饼). Read More
The Exchange
The Exchange - September 30, 2021
2021-09-30
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Notable developments on China-US relations in the past week: Meng Wanzhou Returning Home, Quad Meeting Was A Form of Political Posturing, U.S. Nuclear Proliferation in the Asia-Pacific Region. Read More
The Exchange
The Exchange - September 24, 2021
2021-09-24
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Notable developments on China-US relations in the past week: AUKUS Pact Draws Ire, The UN General Assembly, China’s Evergrande Group Shocks Global Markets. Read More
News Highlights
Untold Chinese Stories of 9/11
2021-09-21
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Twenty years ago on September 11, 2001, the unthinkable happened. A group of terrorists carried out an attack against the United States. The horrors of that day will never be forgotten. Yet, neither will the outpouring of sympathy that came from people around the world, who came together to pay their respects and denounce the atrocities of this event. It is in the unknown stories – of individuals, communities, and leaders on that day and many afterwards – that remind us of the fortitude and strength of the human spirit. Read More
The Exchange
The Exchange - September 17, 2021
2021-09-17
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Notable developments on China-US relations in the past week:Biden Calls Xi, 9/11 Aftermath, U.S.-UK-Australia Partnership. Read More