The USC U.S.-China Institute talks with author David M. Lampton on his new book, which examines China’s effort to create an intercountry railway system connecting China and its seven Southeast Asian neighbors.
This is a transcript of a background press briefing done at the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C. The briefing comes amidst heightened tensions in the U.S.-China relationship.
A press statement issued by the US Department of State.
Two documents are included here. The first is an announcement by the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on new limits imposed on the number of people permitted to work in the U.S. for designated PRC media entities. The second is a background briefing on the policy by two senior State Department officers. The policy was announced and the briefing was held at the State Department in Washington, D.C.
Senior Officials, State Department Designates Chinese Media Entities as Foreign Missions, Feb. 18, 2020
Two senior State Department officials spoke to the media on the Department's decision to label Chinese media entities (Xinhua News Agency; China Global Television Network (CGTN) - part of China Central Television, CCTV; China Radio International (CRI); China Daily Distribution Corporation; and Hai Tian Development USA (distributor of People's Daily in the U.S.) as foreign missions. The officials explained the reasoning behind the designation and what it would mean.
Stilwell is Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. He spoke at the Center for International and Strategic Studies.
This review by Emily Whewell was originally published on the History of Asia discussion list and is reprinted here via Creative Commons license.