June 20, 2020

US-China relations, already challenged by a growing list of issues, have worsened with tensions stemming from the coronavirus. One bright spot may arguably be the Phase 1 trade agreement that was confirmed in January. It too faces challenges but if made to work can help stabilize the relationship. This column, which can also be accessed at looks at the state of play on both sides.

Sean Randolph

Senior Director



June 3, 2020

Professor Xiaohua Yang was quoted in China Daily article entitled "Analysts say report rightly focuses on improving lives" on May 26, 2020.  She commented on China's Premier Li Keqiang's recent government report at the opening meeting of the third session of 13th National People’s Congress on May 22, 2020. 

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May 8, 2020

CBSI Faculty Member Professor Zifei Fay Chen is the 2020 recipient of The Innovation in Teaching with Technology Awards at the university of San Francisco.  The Innovation in Teaching with Technology Awards is granted to two faculty members each year for their outstanding use of technology in the classroom or online. These individuals should have done one or more of the following:

  • Enhanced the quality of teaching and learning at USF through technology

  • Encouraged the innovative use of technology in teaching and learning

  • Demonstrated ongoing commitment to the effective use(s) of technology in teaching and learning

  • Improved student learning through the use of technology

  • Improved service to the USF learning community through innovative use(s) of technology


May 1, 2020

A panel of Silicon Valley experts and thought leaders gathered virtually to share their thoughts on the impact of Silicon Valley during COVID-19

On April 30, 2020, China Business Studies Initiative (CBSI) at the University of San Francisco had its second virtual panel following the series of Saving Lives and Livelihoods: Silicon Valley in the Post COVID-19 World.

In this virtual panel, Silicon Valley (SV) experts and thought leaders reflected on the world's #1 entrepreneurial ecosystem's evolution and transformation amid the global pandemic and economic upheaval the global economy is now facing: What SV businesses have done to fight the spread of the pandemic COVID-19 virus? Can the Valley maintain and even strengthen its lead position? Is the SV bubble now finally bursting for good with com...

April 25, 2020

The International Student Ambassador Program (ISAP) of CBSI hosted a Zoom event on April 24, 2020, co-organized and co-led by Sun-Young Park (ISAP Manager, associate professor in School of Management), Austin Downs (ISAP student president) and Evan Matthew Chan (ISAP student vice president).  The event topic was international business experts’ insight on the pandemic effects on the business community, and how university students can prepare for the job market. The expert panel consisted of three CBSI advisory board members: Mr. Kishan Bulusu (Founder and CEO, Trealth), Dr. Mary Teagarden (Professor of Global Strategy, Thunderbird School of Global Management), and Mr. Jeff Wu (Chief Executive Officer, Symbio). Acknowledging the harsh reality of the pandemic effects, the panel advised studen...

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