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USC And China In The News, September and October 2017

China-related news stories featuring University of Southern California faculty, students, staff, and programs.

September 20, 2017

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September 20, 2017: Huffington Post
USC political scientist and film specialist Stanley Rosen was interviewed for a video report on the evolution of the relationship between China and Hollywood. 
September 7, 2017: Los Angeles Times
USC alum and trustee Ming Hsieh was highlighted in an article about Chinese American philanthropy, particularly in the form of support for education. Hsieh has given USC $85 million to support engineering and medicine. (Ming Hsieh’s generosity was also noted in the LA Times in 2008 and 2010.) The generosity of another USC alum, Walter Wang and his wife, was also noted. 
September 6, 2017: The Outline
Stanley Rosen, USC political scientist, was cited in an article about the hazards of doing business in China. About film deals, he said, “you always have China’s government capable of stepping in and vetoing anything.”
September 6, 2017: Women of China
An article about Chloe Bennet’s complaints about racism in Hollywood included mention of USC Annenberg’s 2015 research on the lack of racial diversity in Hollywood films. Bennet is a bilingual Chinese American who changed her last name from Wong to Bennet in order to increase her chances in the film business. 
September 5, 2017: CNN
Mike Chinoy, senior fellow of the USC U.S.-China Institute, was interviewed about what North Korea’s most recent nuclear weapons test means for China. He said, "For the North Koreans to deliberately choose a few hours before a very important summit meeting when Xi Jinping is hosting the leaders from India, Brazil and South Africa -- a big, big deal for the Chinese -- is a deliberate poke in the eye from North Korea."

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October 4, 2017 - 4:00pm
Los Angeles, California

The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a talk by Lenora Chu, whose new book explores what takes place behind closed classroom doors in China's education system. Chu’s eye-opening investigation challenges assumptions and considers the true value and purpose of education.

October 5, 2017 - 6:00pm
Los Angeles, California

The USC U.S.-China Institute, USC Pacific Asia Museum, and USC Shoah Foundation present a screening of the film Above the Drowning Sea, the story of the dramatic escape of European Jews from Nazi-controlled Europe to Shanghai on the eve of World War Two. Followed by a panel conversation.