Happy Lunar New Year from the USC US-China Institute!
Mahtani and McLaughlin were on the ground in Hong Kong and provide this history of the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement centered around a cast of core activists, culminating in the 2019 mass protests and Beijing's crackdown.
The USC U.S.-China Institute talks with author Michael Davis. His new book looks at Beijing's growing interference in the “one country, two systems” model China promised Hong Kong during the 1997 handover.
Congressional Research Service, China's National Security Law for Hong Kong: Issues for Congress, August 3, 2020
The Congressional Research Service is a non-partisan research office under the Library of Congress. This report was written by Susan V. Lawrence and Michael F. Martin.
Congress requires the U.S. Secretary of State to report on the relative autonomy of Hong Kong and whether that autonomy warrants continued differential treatment by U.S. agencies. This report is issued by Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State.
This report from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee endorsed ratification of this extradition treaty between the United States and Hong Kong. The U.S. does not have such a treaty with China.
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.
Ying Zhu looks at new developments for Chinese and global streaming services.
David Zweig examines China's talent recruitment efforts, particularly towards those scientists and engineers who left China for further study. U.S. universities, labs and companies have long brought in talent from China. Are such people still welcome?