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, USC political scientist, was interviewed about rising prices for films sold for distribution in China under a flat fee. Rosen, said, "The buyout price for flat-fee films has been going up constantly. In the old days, studios would sell a movie for $20,000 to $50,000, because piracy was rampant. Now, the right film can go for up to $10 million."
USC biologist Craig Stanford was interviewed about how demand for turtles in China was putting American species at risk. He said, “[W]e see millionaires in China parking their wealth these days in investments such as wine, real estate, art and, unfortunately, turtles including our own garden variety box turtles.”
The USC U.S.-China Institute documentary on media coverage of the 1989 Tiananmen Square demonstrations and the violent suppression that followed was featured along with an interview with USCI senior fellow Mike Chinoy
. Chinoy covered the demonstrations for CNN and narrates the documentary.
USC economist Matthew Kahn
was interviewed on China’s commitment to Paris Agreement on reducing greenhouse gases. Kahn noted that even though China remains dependent on coal-generated energy, it is now competing with the U.S. for global leadership in battling climate change.
of the USC US-China Institute was interviewed about China benefiting from Pres. Trump’s decision to withdraw the US from the Paris Climate Change Accord. Dube noted that China had been reluctant to join, fearing that doing so would limit its economic growth, but is now becoming a global leader in renewable energy. China was motivated to act by global pressure and by demands for cleaner air from its own citizens.
of the USC U.S.-China Institute was interviewed for an article about Hollywood success in the Chinese film market. Dube noted, “Smashing stuff up and being brave—those kinds of things tend to translate well.”
of the USC U.S.-China Institute was cited in an article about the South China Sea. He said, "I think if you're sitting in Beijing you have to be very pleased that Donald Trump is in the White House because he is ceding to China a great deal in terms of clout and advantage."
A column noted the work of Stephen Smith and the Shoah Foundation at USC in recording the testimony of survivors of the Holocaust and the atrocities committed in Nanjing in 1937. Thus far, 29 survivors have been interviewed for the Nanjing collection.
Edwin Saucedo, USC student body president, was profiled. While Saucedo was a high school student in South Gate, he represented the school at the G20 Youth Summit in China. [The USC U.S.-China Institute has long worked with the South Gate International Studies Center’s principal and teachers to strengthen teaching about China and the rest of East Asia. Chinese leader Xi Jinping visited the school in 2012.]
of the USC U.S.-China Institute was interviewed about the Trump administration’s policies toward China. He said, "I think if you're sitting in Beijing you have to be very pleased that Donald Trump is in the White House because he is ceding to China a great deal in terms of clout and advantage."
USC political scientist Stanley Rosen
was interviewed about the popularity of Hollywood blockbusters in China. "Once you establish a blockbuster success through a series of sequels, then you're pretty much [guaranteed], assuming you don't mess it up too much. But not every blockbuster is going to do that," Rosen said.
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