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Journalistic Bias In Hong Kong Protest Reporting: Q&A With Stanley Rosen

December 5, 2019

US-China Today spoke with Rosen, an expert in Chinese politics and media, about how the differences in media coverage between Chinese and international media outlets impact the Hong Kong protests, and how such entrenched biases came into being.

Ambassadors Jeffrey Bader and Zhang Ping Discuss the state of U.S.-China relations

Jeff Bader and Zhang Ping, Clayton Dube as moderator.
November 19, 2019

Two of the most experienced and insightful Chinese and American diplomats discuss the state of U.S.-China relations, the dangers of worsening ties, and the impact of U.S.-China relations on the wider world. The conversation will also explore possible avenues to improve ties and lessen international volatility.

 

Mike Pence, US-China Affairs – the Frederic V. Malek Memorial Lecture, Oct. 24, 2019

October 24, 2019

Vice President Pence spoke at a Woodrow Wilson Center event in Washington.

Congressional Research Service, Hong Kong’s Proposed Extradition Law Amendments, August 14, 2019

August 14, 2019

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.

Hong Kong Government, Extradition Bill, February 2019

March 29, 2019

The formal name of the bill is “Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2019.” The proposal triggered great opposition and massive demonstrations beginning in March 2019 and continuing through the summer. It was formally submitted to the legislature on April 3, 2019. Chief Executive Carrie Lam suspended consideration of the bill on June 15, 2019, but the bill was not withdrawn. On July 8, 2019, she said “the bill is dead” but did not withdraw the bill.

Talking Points: March 8-21, 2018

women's day then and now
March 8, 2018

We mark international women's day and look at who is better represented, women or the wealthy. Also - our North America calendar of China-focused events and exhibitions. 

Roselyn Du on Media Portrayal of "Occupy Central"

November 22, 2017

Visiting scholar Roselyn Du examines how the Occupy Central in Hong Kong was presented in the news coverage by U.K., U.S., Hong Kong, Taiwan, and mainland China media.

Georgetown University U.S.-China Student Fellows Program

June 30, 2017
The U.S.-China Student Fellows Program is a platform to promote student-to-student dialogue among U.S.

Mark, The Everyday Cold War- Britain and China, 1950-1972, 2017

May 10, 2017

Chi-kwan Mark's book was reviewed by Tianxiao Zhu for the History of War discussion list. It's published here via Creative Commons license

Secretary Tillerson, Secretary Mnuchin, and Secretary Ross, Briefing on President Trump's Meetings with President Xi of China, April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson, Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin, and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross delivered a briefing following President Trump's first meeting with President Xi of China.

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Events

January 23, 2020 - 4:00pm
Los Angeles, California

Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a short reading and discussion with Jeff Wasserstrom on his new book on Hong Kong.

March 2, 2020 - 5:00pm
Los Angeles, California

Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a talk with Teng Biao, a legal scholar and well-known human rights activist.