Here at our CUSEF blog, we share news, updates and stories about China and the United States – the two world’s most significant nations. We wish you not only to have a glimpse of what’s going on between the two, but an in-depth knowledge of what brings them to where they stand today.

What We’re Reading
'A Contest for Supremacy: China, America, and the Struggle for Mastery in Asia,' by Aaron L. Friedberg
2019-06-20
As many throughout the United States, China, and the international community at large seek to understand the ever-changing relationship between the world’s two largest economies, the work ‘A Contest for Supremacy: China, America, and the Struggle for Mastery in Asia,’ by Aaron L. Friedberg provides greater clarity to the situation through a well-researched, positive examination of the future between the United States and China. Read More
News Highlights
The Fifth Day of the Fifth Month: the Dragon Boat Festival
2019-06-14
The Fifth Day of the Fifth Month: the Dragon Boat Festival
The Fifth Day of the Fifth Month: the Dragon Boat Festival
Also referred to as the Duanwu Festival, the Zhongxiao Festival, and the Double Fifth Festival, the annual Dragon Boat Festival is a highly significant celebration taking place in the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar. Celebrated this year on June 7, the Festival traditionally commemorates both fealty and filial piety. According to various stories, the fifth day of the fifth month was regarded as exceedingly unlucky prior to the Qin Dynasty, with the appearance of poisonous animals such as snakes, scorpions, and centipedes as well as an increased likelihood of illness. As people attempted to avoid/dispel the bad luck brought by the day, they developed auspicious ceremonies and performances that made the Dragon Boat Festival a day to avoid ill fortune. Read More
News Highlights
The U.S. vs. Huawei: From Then to Now
2019-06-13
After the highly contentious executive action taken by U.S. President Donald Trump against the Chinese telecommunications corporation Huawei, many commentators, scholars, and media/journalists have taken a closer look at the story of Huawei. Read More
Traveling with CUSEF
What our alumni says: Full Experience of Chinese Way of Life
2018-10-19
Nia Rene, student of the Borough of Manhattan Community College
Nia Rene, student of the Borough of Manhattan Community College
Nia Rene from Borough of Manhattan Community College: “Education is the key to a successful career as well as a path to major increases in economic standing for an entire family. Our students have been in the People’s Republic of China for two weeks and I noticed great transformation in their understanding of culture and tolerance. They realize that the people were not very different from themselves. We have enjoyed the teaching style and comprehensive content of the lectures, from which we have attained a spark of motivation. The students were able to make connections between their research work in the U.S. and the global impact of a successful innovation.” Read More
Traveling with CUSEF
What our alumni says: Bullet Train, Electronic Bus & Drive for Sustainable Growth
2018-09-19
Koffi Apegnadjro, student of the Bronx Community College
Koffi Apegnadjro, student of the Bronx Community College
Koffi Apegnadjro from Bronx Community College: “Renewable and sustainable energy system technologies and products are needed to be developed in China and the developing parts of the world, utilizing current and future methodologies and technologies, motivates me to have a biochemical energy systems engineering study discipline. China has plans to eradicate the use of fossil fuel for energy by investing in the renewable energy technology system more than any county on earth. The lithium-ion battery technology is mostly use in their electronic vehicles but the efficiency of the battery needs to be improved.” Read More