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Understanding China's Role in Central Asia & the Middle East

The US-Asia Institute is pleased to host guest speaker Professor Pan Guang, Vice Chairman, Shanghai Center for International Studies and scholar on Jewish and Middle East studies. Read More
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2016 China 101 Briefing Series for Congressional Staff

The US-Asia Institute is currently organizing the 6th Annual China 101 Briefing Series for Congressional Staff for 2016. It will be held on Capitol Hill, starting Read More
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Schwarzman Scholarship Information Session & Light Fare

Join us for information on Schwarzman Scholars prestigious Masters program at Tsinghua University for top students in Public Policy, Economics and Business, or International Studies. Read More

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CPIFA #102 and #103 Reunion Reception...

The CPIFA #102 and #103 Reunion Reception was held on May 19, 2016 from 6:30-8:30PM to share the experiences of our most recent congressionalRead More

Better Hong Kong Foundation Annual Visit to the...

The US-Asia Institute will help to host the Better Hong Kong Foundation (BHKF)’s annual visit to the US from June 6-9. Delegation members, largely prominentRead More
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CPIFA #103, March 26-April 4, 2016...

The US-Asia Institute will partner with the Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs to send their 103rd Congressional Staff Delegation to Beijing, Shanghai, and JiangxiRead More
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Schwarzman Scholarship Information Session & Light Fare...

Join us on June 20, 2016 from 6:00-7:30pm at USAI for more information about the Schwarzman Scholars Program. Light refreshments will be provided. EnrollingRead More
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9th Annual Chinese Rule of Law Program, June...

Six top Chinese law students have been selected to participate in the 9th annual J. Matthew Szymanski Rule of Law Program in Washington, D.C.Read More
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Thai American National Internship Program: May 29-July 22...

The second annual Thai American National Internship Program will be held from May 29-July 22 in partnership with the Royal Thai Embassy in Washington,Read More
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Institute Insider Insights: “Slipping through the Cracks: ...

Every year atop a mountain in China's Yunnan province, a small minority of the roughly 450 students at Wantai Middle School[1] pass their highRead More
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Featured Analysis: Are Economic Resources to Blame for...

This February, reports of Chinese missiles in the South China Sea have reignited interest in a longstanding conflict between China and its Southeast AsianRead More
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Featured Analysis: Estimating the Impact of China’s Emerging...

By Dr. Tony Cordesman No one doubts that China is a major emerging military power. It not only is officially expanding its military budgetRead More

Recent Events


CPIFA #102 and #103 Reunion Reception

The CPIFA #102 and #103 Reunion Reception was held on May 19, 2016 from 6:30-8:30PM to share the experiences of our most recent congressional staff delegations to China, organized in partnership with the Chinese People's Institute of Foreign Affairs (CPIFA). From March 26-April 4, 2016, CPIFA #102 visited Beijing, Shenzhen, and Guilin while CPIFA #103 visited Beijing, Shanghai, and Jiangxi Province.


Liza Walsh joins USAI's Board of Trustees

The US-Asia Institute is honored to introduce the newest member of the board, Liza Walsh, who joined USAI earlier this year. Ms. Walsh has practiced commercial litigation and class action defense for more than 30 years, representing some of the country’s largest and most prestigious companies.


Institute Insider Insights: "Slipping through the Cracks: The Middle-to-High School Education Gap in Rural China"

Every year atop a mountain in China's Yunnan province, a small minority of the roughly 450 students at Wantai Middle School[1] pass their high school entrance exam. In most cases, these exceptional students would be among the first of their family to attain a secondary education. This is a dream opportunity. Yet no more than ten students will go, with many deciding not to attend.


USAI meeting with USNA's China Club

US-Asia Institute Vice Chairman Ben Wu, Executive Director Mary Sue Bissell and Senior Advisory Mary Purdy met with members of the US Naval Academy China Club in Annapolis on April 7, 2016 to discuss the US-China relationship and future cooperation between USAI and USNA.


ADB Asian Development Outlook and the New Normal: Asia’s Economic Slowdown

Mr. Wei is the Chief Economist of Asian Development Bank and Director General of its Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department. Mr. Wei is the chief spokesperson for ADB on economic and development trends, leads...


A Capitol Hill Forum: China’s Cap and Trade

On Thursday, April 14th, 2016, US-Asia Institute held a luncheon briefing centered around China’s proposed cap-and-trade program. The carbon emissions trading system, announced during President Xi Jinping’s visit to the White House last September, seeks to remedy and reverse China’s rapidly growing pollution crisis.

US-Asia Institute 35th Anniversary Gala

On March 27, 2014, US-Asia Institute celebrated its 35th anniversary at the United Nations, New York City. Thank you to all who attended!

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