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.
Cell phone use exploding
By Pou In Kuan
ON AN AVERAGE DAY in
Although the number of cell phone users in
This forward thinking that exists in
Nowadays, cell phone providers aim at bringing this technology to the rural areas, where cell phones are still rare. According to the China Daily, 57% of
China Daily, “Cellphone makers focus on rural areas,”
CTIA, “CTIA’s Semi-Annual Wireless Industry Survey,” <http://files.ctia.org/pdf/CTIA_Survey_Year_End_2006_Graphics.pdf> accessed
Ministry of Information Industry of People’s Republic of
Xinhua Net, “移动电话开通２０年 粤手机普及率超过六成,” May 17, 2007, <http://news.xinhuanet.com/tech/2007-05/17/content_6111228.htm>, accessed June 26, 2007.
Pou In Kuan is a Journalism student from
The USC U.S.-China Institute and Asia Society hosted a talk with Weijian Shan, one of Asia’s best-known financiers, as he recounts his remarkable personal story of his exile to the Gobi Desert for hard labor at the age of 15 amidst the turmoil of Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution.
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.