Teng Biao grew up in a rural village before attending law school at Peking University and focusing on human rights. While his early successes were lauded by the Chinese government, he was later abducted and tortured by police. He fled to the United States with his family and now teaches at Hunter College in NYC.
China and the Global Environmental Challenges Ahead
UC Irvine presents a talk with Asia correspondent of the Guardian, Jonathan Watts.
Jonathan Watts is Asia Environment Correspondent for The Guardian and a former president of the Foreign Correspondents Club of China.
His multimedia career includes seven years in China, seven years in Japan, five trips to North Korea, the 2004 tsunami, the 2008 Tibetan unrest, Sichuan earthquake and Beijing Olympics.
He has worked for BBC, CNN, Mother Jones, Christian Science Monitor, South China Morning Post, Daily Yomiuri, and Asahi Shimbun. Since taking his current post in 2009, he has covered the Copenhagen climate conference and renewable energy developments. He is the author of When a Billion Chinese Jump (2010), a journey through an environment in crisis.
His blog on "environmental news and analysis from China and the region" is available at http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/series/jonathan-watts-blog
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Professor Margaret Lewis examined the US government's use of criminal prosecutions to address a broad "China" threat is at tension with the criminal justice system.
The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a webinar with David Zweig to look at how tensions between the United States and China have impacted scientific collaboration and research.
Bob Davis and Lingling Wei, authors of Superpower Showdown, will help us understand the ramp up of US-China economic tensions and the far-reaching consequences of the stand-off.