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USC And China In The News, July and August 2016

China-related news stories featuring University of Southern California faculty, students, staff, and programs.
August 23, 2016
August 23. 2016: Marketplace Radio
Stanley Rosen, a USC political scientist, was interviewed about declining film piracy in China. This has happened because of government efforts to stop piracy, but also because, Rosen said, “as people become more middle-class oriented with middle-class taste, they want the best quality.”
August 7, 2016: Voice of America
Clayton Dube of the USC U.S.-China Institute was interviewed about the recent convictions in China of human rights activists and their lawyers. He discussed why the protests of Western governments did not deter the Chinese government’s prosecutions. 
August 5, 2016: Ozy
USC U.S.-China Institute senior fellow Mike Chinoy co-authored an article about how the friendship and fierce competition between Taiwan’s C.K. Yang and America’s Rafer Johnson. The two men trained together in Los Angeles and broke racial and ethnic barriers as they set decathlon records. 
August 4, 2016: The China Press 侨报
Clayton Dube of the USC U.S.-China Institute was interviewed about the U.S. presidential election and its implications for U.S.-China relations. Dube said the Chinese are likely to miss Barack Obama. Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have pledged to take a harder line with China, particularly over trade issues. 
August 2, 2016: Los Angeles Times
A story about the expansion of IMAX theatres in China featured a comment by USC political scientist Stanley Rosen. Rosen said, “Imax is big there and 3-D is big there, and that's where a lot of the box-office bump has been coming from."
July 26, 2016: NextShark
USC alum Pocket (Yiqing) Sun was profiled as the founder of the first woman-led millennial venture capital firm. The firm, SoGal Ventures, grew out of a student organization. Sun grew up in Shanghai and earned her bachelor’s degree at the College of William and Mary and her masters at USC. 

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August 30, 2017 - 4:00pm
Los Angeles, California

The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a talk by Douglas Fuller from Zhejiang University. Fuller's new book, "Paper Tigers, Hidden Dragons," provides an in-depth longitudinal study of China's information technology industry and policy over the last 15 years. 

August 31, 2017 - 4:00pm
Los Angeles, California

USC US-China Institute director Clay Dube will ask Julie Makinen of the L.A. Times, Jonathan Karp of the Asia Society, and May Lee of CCTV what it takes to report on complex and ever-changing China.