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.
Photos: Ma Ying-jeou Visits USC
Ma Ying-jeou 馬英九, the former president of the Republic of China (Taiwan), gave a public talk at the University of Southern California on November 6th, 2017.
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USC President C.L. "Max" Nikias introducing Ma Ying-jeou, the former president of Taiwan.
An overflow crowd attended former President Ma Ying-jeou's public talk. Many sought to capture the event on their phones.
Former President Ma Ying-jeou discussed Taiwan's current economic situation and focused on its relationship with mainland China, Japan, and the United States. A light-hearted moment came when Ma asked the audience to name the one party which wasn't happy that Taiwan and Japan had reached an agreement on managing the fisheries near the Diaoyu/Senkaku islands, the sovereignty over which is much disputed. No one successfully guess and all laughed when Ma said, "No, it was the fish." He noted that as a result of the 2013 agreement the fish catch has gone up.
One of those attending the talk came draped in the Taiwanese flag.
USC Annenberg Dean Willow Bay interviewed Ma and then moderated as the former president took questions from students and others in the audience.
Later in the day, at a private session organized by the USC U.S.-China Institute, Ma Ying-jeou responded to a wide range of questions from undergraduate and graduate students drawn from across the USC campus.
Graduate student Ka Lee Wong asking a question.
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.