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.

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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
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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
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The Exchange - November 19, 2021
2021-11-19
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Notable developments on China-US relations in the past week: Xi-Biden Summit, China’s Nuclear Arsenal , Global Wealth. Read More
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The Exchange - Special Report on Xi-Biden Summit
2021-11-19
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Special Report on Xi-Biden Summit Read More
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One Giant Leap
2021-11-17
Wang Yaping becomes China’s first female astronaut to participate in a spacewalk during the Shenzhou-13 mission. [Photo credits: NPR]
Wang Yaping becomes China’s first female astronaut to participate in a spacewalk during the Shenzhou-13 mission. [Photo credits: NPR]
One small step for a woman, one giant leap for womankind! In the early hours on Monday, November 8, Senior Colonel Wang Yaping, 41, made history by becoming the first Chinese female astronaut to conduct an extravehicular activity (EVA), commonly known as a ‘spacewalk’. She is only the second female Chinese astronaut to travel to space. The first was Major Liu Yang, who flew to space aboard the Shenzhou-9 back in 2012. Liu, who was only 33 years old at the time, set a new precedent in Chinese culture and became an inspiration for many young women. Wang boarded the Shenzhou-10 the following year. Read More