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China’s International Influence — Strength & Weakness
The Institute for Taiwanese Studies presents a discussion of China's recent rise in global influence and its shifting foreign relations.
Presenter: Perry Link 林培瑞, Professor, Princeton and UC Riverside
“How secure do Chinese people feel today—inside?”
Discussant: Richard Baum 瑞嘉, Professor, UC Los Angeles
Presenter: Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Professor, UC Irvine
“From the Beijing Olympics to the Shanghai Expo: Reflections on the Domestic and international Impact of two Chinese Global Spectacles”
Discussant: Daniel Lynch, Professor, University of Southern California
The China’s global influence rose substantially in the past several years. China acted tough on many US-China relations related issues. As a result, the tension between US and China was up recently. There are some concerns about whether China miscalculated Obama’s China policy. One year ago, the Gallup Poll issued a two-part series on the race for global influence between China and US. One Russian commentator said “China ought to be feared because of its weakness, not strength”. EU-China relations also went through trouble times and one EU scholar called China “Red Dragon”, not gentle panda. A timely discussion of China’s global influence by four experts from Southern California will provide fair and interesting assessments of this vital issue.
Ying Zhu looks at new developments for Chinese and global streaming services.
David Zweig examines China's talent recruitment efforts, particularly towards those scientists and engineers who left China for further study. U.S. universities, labs and companies have long brought in talent from China. Are such people still welcome?