COVID-19 and China: A Chronology of Events (December 2019-January 2020) (CRS R46354)

In Congress, multiple bills and resolutions have been introduced related to China’s handling of a novel coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China, that expanded to become the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) global pandemic. This report provides a timeline of key developments in the early weeks of the pandemic, based on available public reporting. It also considers … Read more

Recent CRS Reports – Mid-August 2013

Wikileaks Top Secret Mobile Information Collection Unit visits The New York Times on the 4th of July, by WikiLeaks Mobile
Wikileaks Top Secret Mobile Information Collection Unit visits The New York Times on the 4th of July, by WikiLeaks Mobile


Recent CRS Reports, Early August 2013

Internships, Fellowships, and Other Work Experience Opportunities in the Federal Government, CRS Report 98-654, July 8, 2013 (21-page PDF) The MF Global Bankruptcy, Missing Customer Funds, and Proposals for Reform, CRS Report R42091, August 1, 2013 (22-page PDF) Health Care for Veterans: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions, CRS Report R42747, August 1, 2013 (97-page PDF) … Read more

Sino-Americana

photo credit: World Economic Forum [Ezra] Vogel ends his new account of the Paramount Leader [Deng Xiaoping] by asking: ‘Did any other leader in the 20th century do more to improve the lives of so many? Did any other 20th-century leader have such a large and lasting influence on world history?’ Deng Xiaoping and the … Read more

Chinese Restaurants

Restaurants have a very long history in China. At a time when fine food in western Europe was confined to a handful of great monasteries, the Song Dynasty capital, Kaifeng, supported hundreds of commercial food businesses and a rich gourmet culture…. photo credit: C John Thompson Some of the city’s restaurants were so renowned that … Read more

We Don’t Want Your Clunkers

  SNL Parody of Obama & Jintao Press Conference in Beijing     “You are not allowed to pay us back in clunkers.“     Economists are full of bad ideas. Terrible ideas seem to emerge when the gurus get together to talk about coordinating their bad ideas. Last week’s public letter from Treasury Secretary … Read more