Despite tensions between the Chinese and American governments, the state of California has deep and interdependent socioeconomic exchanges with China that reverberate across the globe. Matt Sheehan examines these interactions that make California a microcosm of the most important international relationship of the twenty-first century.
How China’s tech sector is challenging the world
In her new and timely book, Rebecca Fannin sets out to correct and update perceptions about China’s now booming technological sector. By chronicling its dramatic rise and zeroing in on the most striking success stories, Fannin lays out the players and their strategies as they trailblaze China’s technological quest. She also predicts what lies ahead for China’s innovative power in the next 10 years, and what China’s technological ascent means for the United States and its future global leadership.
Her remarks will be followed by questions from the audience and commentaries from Craig Allen and David Dollar.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.
A decade ago, the idea that China might surpass the United States in terms of technological innovation seemed beyond belief. In recent years, however, many Chinese tech companies have established a name for themselves, with some taking a lead in sectors such as mobile payments, while others stake out competitive positions in an increasingly competitive global marketplace. Even so, U.S. awareness of China’s tech industry as a whole is limited, and this oversight could ultimately prove costly to the U.S., if it persists.
Panelists examined the issues driving the protests in Hong Kong, the social composition and motivations of the protesters and counter-protesters, and how the various sides are using media to reach local, mainland and international audiences.
The USC U.S.-China Institute and the USC East Asian Library present a screening of Daughter of Shanghai, a documentary featuring actress Tsai Chin talking about her life, scenes from the films and series she has starred in, and footage of celebrities talking about Tsai’s influence on them.
The USC U.S.-China Institute invites you to a presentation with Patrice Poujol on how blockchain technology changes the way films are financed, produced and distributed in China.