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.

News Highlights
CUSEF Opinion Tracker | Apr 23, 2020
2020-04-23
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Today the world is fragmenting, and authoritarian challengers are chipping away at American influence in East Asia, eastern Europe, and the Middle East. How can great powers can navigate their rivalries without stumbling into war? Bloomberg’s Nisid Hajari: don’t worry (yet) about China taking over the world. Read More
News Highlights
CUSEF Opinion Tracker | Apr 22, 2020
2020-04-22
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What are people talking about today: A state report accused Russian, Chinese and Iranian of using the coronavirus crisis to launch a propaganda and disinformation onslaught against the United States, while CNN’s Fareed Zakaria said blaming China fixes nothing. Former Envestnet Head of Global Strategies said neither the U.S. and China can afford decoupling. Read More
What We’re Reading
What to do during self-isolation? Top 10 Books and TV Shows to Explore the Most Important Bilateral Relationship
2020-04-16
Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash
Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash
Quarantines have kept many of us inside and looking for additional activities to keep our minds occupied while we stay safe. What is better than reading? Now is a great time to learn more about the complex relationship between China and the United States beyond the latest headlines. With this in mind, here are our top recommendations for the books, movies, and television shows that provide an excellent foundation to understanding the world’s most important bilateral relationship. Read More
Our Research
CUSEF poll findings: What does the general population think about the China-U.S. relation?
2020-03-25
Our poll showed that the American’s view of China has remained consistent since 2015 and their positive rating of the relationship fell by just 1% from 17% to 16%.
Our poll showed that the American’s view of China has remained consistent since 2015 and their positive rating of the relationship fell by just 1% from 17% to 16%.
During 2019 summer, we partnered with leading opinion research firm based in Washington D.C., Prime Group, and the prestigious Peking University in China, to conduct public perception studies in both countries. The poll, which tracked a benchmark survey conducted in 2015, showed that the American’s view of China has remained consistent since 2015 and their positive rating of the relationship fell by just 1% from 17% to 16%. Targets of study included the general population as well as policy experts in both countries. Read More
News Highlights
The World Unites to Fight Against Coronavirus
2020-03-12
The outbreak has dramatically impacted the availability of a variety of goods throughout China. [Photo Credit: PBS NewsHour]
The outbreak has dramatically impacted the availability of a variety of goods throughout China. [Photo Credit: PBS NewsHour]
The novel coronavirus and its global outbreak have increased tensions and anxiety across the globe as individuals, communities and governments debate the best course of action to contain and treat the disease. Despite economic trends and media hysteria emphasizing the negative impacts of the outbreak, novel coronavirus has also encouraged international collaboration and cooperation in new facets. Support for impacted communities has also been seen from the private and non-profit sector. As both China and the U.S. seek effective means to combat the spread of the virus and to heal the infected, cooperation and communication have become more important than ever. Cooperation between China and the U.S. on the novel coronavirus is critical as the outbreak expands internationally; as two of the world’s leading nations, the ability for the two countries to maintain open lines of communication and direct necessary resources to the locations, facilities and individuals who need them the most will serve as a positive example for others... Read More