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April 2021

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: China Focus Editor and Digital Media Manager Positions

April 30 @ 8:00 AM - May 10 @ 11:59 PM

The 21st Century China Center (21CCC) is seeking to hire an Editor-in-Chief and Digital Media Manager for China Focus! All current first-year GPS students are eligible to apply. The deadline has been extended to Monday, May 10, 2021. Applicants should send a resume and cover letter expressing their qualifications to chinafocus@ucsd.edu.    Job Description for the Editor in Chief Position The position will be set at a 20% appointment or up to 8 hours a week. The editor liaises with the China…

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May 2021

The Fall and Rise of U.S.-China Policy Uncertainty

May 13 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

In this online talk hosted by the 21st Century China Center, Associate Professor of Economics at GPS Dr. Kyle Handley will discuss his research and those by others about the reduction in trade policy uncertainty from the 1990s to 2000s before and after China joined the WTO in late 2001. The U.S. commitments induced market entry and more imports from China through the 2000s. Similarly, China's commitments on its own import tariffs increased uptake of foreign intermediate inputs and trade.…

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Sharp Elbows: Competition in China’s Internet and Investor Implications

May 20 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

At this 21st Century China Center-hosted webinar, Rick Carew, visiting lecturer at the University of Virginia and veteran Wall Street Journal reporter, will discuss the state of competition in China’s internet sector and its implications for investors and innovation in the years ahead. He argues that China’s technology giants have engaged in a fierce winner-takes-all battle for dominance in industries ranging from e-commerce to ride-hailing and messaging. Now, Chinese regulators are looking more closely at how they oversee national champions…

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Is U.S.-China Climate Action Possible in an Era of Mistrust?

May 27 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The world can't meet the challenge of climate change without aggressive action from both China and the United States, the world’s two largest emitters of greenhouse gases (GHGs). Yet, with U.S.-China relations at the lowest point in decades, competition rather than cooperation increasingly defines the relationship. What are the prospects for U.S.-China climate action? What is the likely role of collaboration or coordination? Will competition be constructive or destructive? Join us for a webinar discussion with UCLA environmental law professor…

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June 2021

China’s Civilian Army: The Making of Wolf Warrior Diplomacy

June 10 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Peter Martin of Bloomberg debuts his new book which charts China's transformation from an isolated and impoverished communist state to a global superpower from the perspective of those on the front line: China's diplomats. They give a rare perspective on the greatest geopolitical drama of the last half century. In the early days of the People's Republic, diplomats were highly-disciplined, committed communists who feared revealing any weakness to the threatening capitalist world. Remarkably, the model that revolutionary leader Zhou Enlai…

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