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.
CUSEF poll findings: What does the general population think about the China-U.S. relation?
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
The World Unites to Fight Against Coronavirus
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
A First Step: Signing “Phase One”
In the historic Phase One U.S.- China trade deal, China agreed to buy hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of products from the United States, a facet framed as a massive achievement by the Trump administration. Beijing will purchase an additional US$200 billion of American goods and services over the next two years; compared to U.S. exports of about $130 billion to China in 2017. If China fails to deliver, the agreement says the United States will unilaterally reimpose tariffs on Chinese goods. Economists and China’s other trading partners, such as countries in the European Union, have already raised questions about whether China will have to reduce purchases from all other trading partners in order to fulfill their new trade obligations to the United States. Read More
Welcoming the Year of the Rat
Commonly signified by the appearance of brightly colored lanterns and red envelopes, festivities surrounding Lunar New Year are often compared to Western celebrations of the New Year held on January 1. Lunar New Year, sometimes called the Spring Festival in parts of China, possesses its own unique traditions, myths, and beliefs, varying from country to country as all look forward to the start of a new lunar cycle. In 2020, the final Saturday of January marks the start of the Lunar New Year, with people throughout the world welcoming the Year of the Rat. The Rat is the first in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac and is commonly associated with water and the winter season. As with the other 11 animals in the Chinese zodiac, the concept of the “Year of the Rat” is linked to particular lucky numbers, colors, and similarities among those born in those years. In 2020, keep an eye out for the numbers 2, 3,... Read More
CUSEF Explainer (Issue 4):China's New Foreign Investment Law
China’s new Foreign Investment Law has been taken into effect on January 1 this year, marking a significant improvement of the country’s market opening. Read More