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USC And China In The News, March And April 2017
China-related news stories featuring University of Southern California faculty, students, staff, and programs.
March 20, 2017: Los Angeles Business Journal
Clayton Dube of the USC U.S.-China Institute was interviewed about toy companies Jakks and Mattel’s opportunities in China. Dube highlighted the size of the market (235 million under age 14) but thought that the relaxation of the family planning policy would not dramatically increase the number of kids. Dube noted that the companies needed to have a strong ecommerce strategy.
March 13, 2017: The China Press 侨报
The USC U.S.-China Institute’s Clayton Dube was interviewed about the upcoming Trump-Xi summit. He highlighted the importance of the meeting, the first between a Chinese leader and the new U.S. president. He further noted that while there are always issues in U.S.-China relations, the gaps between positions articulated by Trump and Xi are wide. Dube’s comments were also included in another story on the summit.
March 13, 2017: The Hollywood Reporter
Stanley Rosen, USC political scientist, was interviewed for a story on Netflix’s failed effort to enter the China market. He noted that China’s government would not appreciate Netflix’s purchase of streaming rights for a film about Joshua Wong, a teenager who was among the leaders of the 2014 Umbrella Revolution in Hong Kong. Rosen said, “It’s very possible, even likely, that Netflix has seen the handwriting on the wall — that they’re not getting into China within any foreseeable future projection and, by standing up for ‘freedom and civic engagement,’ the company looks good internationally and can even make a bit of money. After all, it’s hard not to sympathize with a 17-year-old who stands up to overwhelming pressure — the David and Goliath angle.”
March 10, 2017: Los Angeles Times
USC political scientist Stanley Rosen was asked about the decision of Chinese firm Wanda to cancel its purchase of Dick Clark Productions. Rosen said, “The hit to their credibility and the multifaceted attacks they are facing make this a challenging time for Wanda and Wang Jianlin."
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USC political scientist and Chinese film specialist Stanley Rosen published an op-ed on China’s richest man and the leader of one of its most prominent companies. His essay was published by Nikkei Asian Review on January 7, 2017.
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