The USC U.S.-China Institute hosted a video conference looking at what the key issues were in the election and what the election means for Taiwan domestic policies, for cross-strait relations, and for U.S.-Taiwan relations.
Hong Kong and Macau
US-China Today spoke with Rosen, an expert in Chinese politics and media, about how the differences in media coverage between Chinese and international media outlets impact the Hong Kong protests, and how such entrenched biases came into being.
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.
This non-partisan Congressional Research Service backgrounder was written by Michael F. Martin. The report notes that the key amendment is to establish procedures for extradition to mainland China, to Macau and to Taiwan. The changes also reduce the number of crimes for which extradition is possible and requires that the possible sentence be for at least three years.
The formal name of the bill is “Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2019.” The proposal triggered great opposition and massive demonstrations beginning in March 2019 and continuing through the summer. It was formally submitted to the legislature on April 3, 2019. Chief Executive Carrie Lam suspended consideration of the bill on June 15, 2019, but the bill was not withdrawn. On July 8, 2019, she said “the bill is dead” but did not withdraw the bill.
As mandated by the US-Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992, the U.S. State Department reports on conditions in Hong Kong.
Augustine Meaher reviewed this book for the History of War discussion list in February 2016.
This review of Jean Ma's book was written by Andrew Stuckey and published by the H-Asia discussion list. It's republished here by Creative Commons license.
The company’s chairman and CEO is interviewed by Willow Bay during the 2015 USC Global Conference in Shanghai
The U.S. Dept of State Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism produces an annual report on terrorism.
The U.S. Congress mandates that the State Department prepare an annual report on religious freedom around the world.
Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a short reading and discussion with Jeff Wasserstrom on his new book on Hong Kong.