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 3, 2021
2021-12-03
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Notable developments on China-US relations in the past week: Summit for Democracy, U.S. Innovation and Competition Act, China’s Pledge to Africa. Read More
Traveling with CUSEF
CUSEF Hosts it's Second Virtual Mandarin Course for Students
2021-12-03
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After the success of our first Mandarin Course, CUSEF has once again welcomed a new batch of students to join our program. From September 10 to December 3, CUSEF hosted its second virtual Mandarin course for American students to hone their language skills and pick up a few new phrases along the way. Over twenty students representing eight historically black colleges and universities attended the course taught by Beijing Foreign Studies University on a weekly basis. To enhance the exchange experience, four Chinese student ambassadors attended the course and provided additional support to the students by reviewing the materials learned in smaller groups and practicing new communication techniques with them. Read More
Our Research
China-U.S. Graduate Students Joint Research Project
2021-12-01
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Academic exchanges and cooperation between Chinese and American teachers and students are vital to deepen understanding between two countries and minimize misunderstanding. On November 23rd 2021, CUSEF hosted the first meeting between Dr. Raymond Terry, Director of the SCHP Office of Global Health Initiatives at Morgan State University and Professor Xie Tao, Dean of the School of International Relations and Diplomacy at Beijing Foreign Studies University, along with a total of 10 graduate students, 5 from each university. The students will conduct a 6-month Joint Research paper on the topic of ‘Global Health’. Read More
What We’re Reading
Climate Cooperation at COP26
2021-11-30
China’s Climate Envoy Xie Zhenhua at COP26 [Photo Credit: Alastair Grant | Associated Press]
China’s Climate Envoy Xie Zhenhua at COP26 [Photo Credit: Alastair Grant | Associated Press]
World leaders and representatives convened in Glasgow, Scotland earlier this month for the 26th annual UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties or COP26. The conference, which was held between October 31-November 12, was the first time since the signing of the Paris Accords in 2015 that committed countries gathered to renew their pledge to fight climate change and keep the global temperature below 1.5°C (2.7°F). The primary issues covered at the conference included climate finance, carbon markets, coal, and methane usage. Read More
The Exchange
The Exchange - November 26, 2021
2021-11-26
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Notable developments on China-US relations in the past week: Beijing Olympic Boycott, Oil Reserves, China-ASEAN Summit. Read More