A boy in Montana determined to learn Chinese, Dexter “Tiff” Roberts eventually became one of Businessweek’s first China correspondents. For two decades he explored how government policies affected everyday people. His new book, The Myth of Chinese Capitalism, tells the story of China’s hundreds of millions of migrant workers.
This segment of the USC U.S.-China Institute series on the work of reporters for American news organizations looks at the period 1949-1971, when most Americans could not visit the People's Republic. Though some non-U.S. citizens reporting for American organizations did manage to get into China, most reporters had to watch what was happening in China from Hong Kong.
This issue of the USC U.S.-China Institute's newsletter discusses "China Watching," a new documentary from the institute. As always, the newsletter includes a comprehensive calendar of China-centered events across North America.
What US documents reveal about the uncertain path to rapprochement.
Richard Nixon described his 1972 trip to China as "the week that changed the world." This segment in the USC U.S.-China Institute's series on American reporting on China focuses on coverage of that historic summit.
Yafeng Xia reviews this book for H-Diplo, January 2007, credit H-Asia
Henry Kissinger, U.S. Secretary of State, spoke with Chinese leaders at Chairman Mao's residence in Beijing.
Henry Kissinger, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, spoke with Chinese leaders at Chairman Mao's residence in Beijing.
Banquet in the Great Hall of the People. The toasts were made shortly after 9 pm and were broadcast live via satellite to the United States.
David Zweig, professor emeritus at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, looks 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.