Each year, the USC U.S.-China Institute collects lunar new year stamps from around the world. Which is your favorite?
Screening: Tiananmen Square
Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a screening of an episode of the Assignment: China series on American media coverage of China. This episode focuses on the work of journalists covering the massive demonstrations that rocked Beijing in spring 1989. Followed by a Q&A with Mike Chinoy, who wrote and narrates the episode.
Tiananmen Square is the latest episode of the Assignment: China series. It focuses on the work of journalists covering the massive demonstrations that rocked Beijing in spring 1989. Through interviews with those journalists as well as officials and demonstration leaders as well as archival photos and video, the documentary shows how the demonstrations and the violence that ended them drew unprecedented and sustained coverage. That coverage did much to shape perceptions of China and its government and helped influence the response of the US and other governments to the bloody crackdown.
Assignment:China is produced by the USC U.S.-China Institute. Mike Chinoy, CNN's Beijing bureau chief 1987-95, wrote and narrates the episode.
Journalist and scholar Leta Hong Fincher argues in Betraying Big Brother that the popular, broad-based movement poses a unique challenge to China’s authoritarian regime today.
The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a discussion with Akira Chiba, the Consul General of the Japanese consulate in Los Angeles, on Japan's relations with China.