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.
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.
Reviewed by Stacie A. Kent for the History of Diplomacy discussion list.
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
Lisa Funnell's book was reviewed by Amy Lee for H-Asia and is published here under Creative Commons license.
David Zweig examines the Hong Kong protests and their aftermath.
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.
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.