Category: Highlight

NIH and FBI Launch Investigations on Chinese Scholars

Tensions between the U.S. and China, such as the ongoing trade conflict, have begun to strain relationships in academia. The National Institutes of Health (NIH), which provides about $26 billion in federal grants every year to biomedical research centers, has launched a massive investigation into foreign scientists suspected of infringing on agency policies. In August 2018, NIH Director Francis Collins wrote to more than 10,000 research institutions that “foreign entities have mounted systematic programs to influence NIH researchers and peer reviewers.” Later in June 2019, the NIH reported to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance that they reached out...

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Liu Yawei Responds to China Review: China’s Active Participation is Necessary for Peace in the Korean Peninsula

Regarding the “Trump-Kim Summit”, Liu Yawei pointed out that from the private meeting of the two leaders, to the subsequent bilateral discussions and signing ceremony, the atmosphere was one of overall good feeling. Although the agreements signed by Trump and Kim Jong-un lack details of a comprehensive, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization (CIVD), their ability to meet with one another is a success in and of itself. This event is significant because something like this, that has not happened in the past 25 years, has finally taken place. This is the first time the sitting President of the United States...

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Prospects for Education Relations in Xi’s New Era*

Education is in the DNA of U.S. – China relations, a DNA strand that has served both countries well during the Qing, Republican and Reform and Opening periods.  One is reminded of Yung Wing’s first educational mission to the United States in the 1860s, the Boxer Indemnity Scholarships of the early 20th century, and the American colleges of the Republican period. Today both countries acknowledge the extraordinary contribution educational relations have made to U.S. – China relations.  In September of this year, in her key note address to the opening ceremony of the China-U.S. University Presidents and Think Tank...

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Time to Prepare for the Worst in North Korea

Professor Jia Qingguo of Peking University provides analysis on recent missile launches in North Korea and issues Beijing might have with starting talks with Washington and Seoul to address the North Korean problems. Issues include reviving memories of the Korean War in the 1950s, possible refugee problem, and who would restore domestic order in North Korea in the event of a crisis. Do you agree with Professor Jia? Link to article is at:...

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SR: The Week’s China Reads

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Every week, China Program’s Senior Advisor Dr. Robert A. Kapp compiles a reading list and provides commentary, for you to better understand China.

Robert A. Kapp is senior advisor to the China Program at the Carter Center. He has been principal of Robert A. Kapp and Associates, a business consulting firm, since 2004. From 1994 through 2004 he served as President of the United States-China Business Council…