U.S. Assistant Attorney General John Demers discussed the China Initiative and the process for assessing risks posed by Chinese acquisitions or the business operations of Chinese companies in America.
Talking Points, September 12, 2007
September 12 - 26, 2007
Cell phones, blogs, streaming video, chatrooms, and more traditional media sites are all part of the information revolution. Some aspects of this revolution can be seen in our “on an average day in China” series, but the real and potential political impact of these changes will be comprehensively explored on Sept. 20th by UCLA political scientist and USCI board of scholars member Richard Baum. We hope you can join us for this presentation. Other upcoming presentations look at religion and law in China, economic ties between Taiwan and China, and efforts to develop China’s northwest. On Oct. 1, we are pleased to focus on individuals who have overcome physical and mental disabilities to realize their dreams. Details on these events are available below and in the calendar section of our website.
Ambassador Wang Yunxiang’s USCI presentation on Monday was quite interesting. Among the points he put forward was that China’s objectives in Africa have dramatically changed since it assisted with building the Tanzanian-Zambia railroad in the 1960s. China’s aims then were primarily political, but now they are primarily economic. China needs resources and its African partners need investment and technology. The Ambassador argued that the China-U.S. relationship is complex with several points of friction, but is fundamentally stable and cooperative. He addressed joint efforts toward so-called problem states, tensions over Taiwan, and debates over the tainted goods exported to the U.S. Pictures from and a summary of the Ambassador’s presentation will be available at the USCI website later this week.
The USC U.S.-China Institute
USC Upstairs CafeGarden Room, Los Angeles, CA 90089Cost: FreeTime: 3-5pm
Refreshments will be providedUSC U.S.-China Institute Board of Scholars member Richard Baum to speak.USC Davidson Conference Center
Embassy Room, Los Angeles, CA 90089Cost: FreeTime: 5-8pm
Refreshments will be provided
USCI hosts a panel discussion and screening of the Chinese troupe composed of performers with disabilities.
UCLA 11377 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Time: 4:00PM - 5:30PM
A book talk with Richard Baum and Manoranjan Mohanty
09/18/2007 : Global Information Flows and Chinese Responses to Tragic News Events
1636 School of Social Work Building
1080 S. University, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
Time: 12:00PM - 1:30PM
University of Michigan's Center for Chinese Studies presents Vanessa Fong.
125 East 65th Street , New York, NY 10021
Time: 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Phone: 212-744-8181, ext. 142
The China Institute presents a lecture and book signing by Veronica Li
09/17/2007 - 12/21/2007: Forces: Paintings & Calligraphy
IEAS Conference Room
2223 Fulton Street, 6th Floor, Berkeley, CA 94720-2318
The UCB Center for Chinese Studies presents an exhibition by Lampo Leong.
09/06/2007 - 01/20/2008: Zhang Huan: Altered States
2nd Floor Starr & Ross Galleries
Asia Society and Museum
725 Park Ave, New York, NY
This exhibition is the first ever museum retrospective of Zhang Huan, encompassing major works produced over the past 15 years in Beijing, New York, and Shanghai.
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As the dance over control of TikTok gets more complicated, last week it came out that the U.S. government has asked American-based video gaming companies where China’s Tencent is an owner or investor to detail how they handle the data of American players.
Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a book talk with author David Lampton. His new book examines China’s effort to create an intercountry railway system connecting China and its seven Southeast Asian neighbors.