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.
Assistant Secretary of State Russel delivered the 2016 Herbert G. Klein Lecture to open the USC U.S.-China Institute conference on “China’s Growing Pains.”
U.S. Secretary of State Kerry issued this statement. Liu was convicted in 2009, but his detention began on Dec. 8, 2008. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010, though could not attend the ceremony.
Daniel R. Russel is U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs. Richard C. Bush is Director of the Center for Northeast Asia Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution. Sophie Richardson is China Director for Human Rights Watch. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin chaired the session.
The Council on Foreign Relations published the backgrounder, "Democracy in Hong Kong", to explain the context behind Hong Kong's calls for democracy and how demonstrations, especially those similar to the ones in 2014, will affect relations with Beijing. The piece was written by Eleanor Albert.
Chairs of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China announce bipartisan Hong Kong legislation & in letter to President and Congressional leaders, identify an action agenda for the next year.
The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a book talk with Orville Schell on China's ascent from imperial doormat to global economic powerhouse.
Congressional Research Service, "Prospects for Democracy in Hong Kong: Results of the 2012 Elections," September 14, 2012
This CRS report was written by Michael F. Martin, specialist in Asian Affairs.
This CRS report was written by Susan V. Lawrence (specialist in Asian Affairs) and David MacDonald (research associate).
This report was written by Thomas Lum (acting section research manager/specialist in Asian affairs), Patricia Moloney Figliola (specialist in internet and telecommunications policy), and Matthew C. Weed (analyst in foreign policy legislation).
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.