Chinese-born Professor Cleared of Spying, Electric Car Companies in China, Understanding China, Teaching at Sichuan University

Chinese-born professor in Tennessee cleared of all spying charges in rebuke to U.S. Department of Justice

A federal judge found that the Department of Justice had failed to prove its case that Hu Anming, a nanotechnology professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, had committed wire fraud and made false statements.

Jeremy Goldkorn, SupChina, Published September 10, 2021


All the electric car companies in China

Updated December 1: Electric vehicles, smart systems to drive them, and advanced batteries to power them are attracting enormous sums of capital and China’s best engineering talent. These are the companies that are fighting for one of the most lucrative markets in the world. Many of them will be global EV players.


Understanding China in Uncertain Times - Todd Hall hosts Biao Xiang, Ingrid d’Hooghe and David Ownby

How should we China scholars respond to the rapidly changing relations between China and the West? What counts as effective knowledge? In the West, public awareness of China is high and rising, perception about China is divided and even polarized, but knowledge about China is limited. How should we understand these changes, and how should we respond? In particular, what can we do in order to make China studies more interactive and communicative – to communicate to the divided public and with stakeholders, including those in China, more effectively? In this video, University of Oxford China Centre Director Todd Hall hosts Biao Xiang (Director of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Germany), Ingrid d’Hooghe (Senior Research Associate at the Clingendael Institute and Senior Fellow at the Leiden Asia Centre) and David Ownby (Professor of History at the Université de Montréal and founder of the Reading the China Dream website) for a discussion of these issues and more.


Peter Hessler, preeminent China writer, on teaching at Sichuan University in the age of COVID-19

Why did Peter Hessler leave China, after a year of teaching at Sichuan University? The author of four beloved China books talked about his latest work in Egypt, teaching at Sichuan University, China’s unique situation during COVID-19, and the real reasons for his departure on the Sinica Podcast.