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USC And China In The News In 2021

China-related news involving USC research, faculty, students and organizations.
September 16, 2021

Click here for earlier media notes involving USC faculty, staff and students and China.

September 15, 2021: Wall Street Journal

An article about actress/mogul Zhao Wei's erasure from China's internet included comments from USC political scientist Stanley Rosen. He said, “Zhao Wei is like a poster child for what the Communist Party sees as what’s wrong with celebrity culture in China. It’s a demonstration that no one, no matter how wealthy or popular, is too big to pursue.”

September 11, 2021: Voice of America

USC political scientist Stanley Rosen, Clayton Dube of the USC U.S.-China Institute and USC alum Katherine Chu were quoted in an article about American film studios and streaming platforms efforts to enter the Chinese market. He noted that because Netflix is in Spain and not China, it stood to benefit more if Adam Sandler's next comedy were set in Europe rather than China. Dube said, "Netflix tried for years to enter the Chinese market, but it understands now that China's government is not going to permit foreign entertainment platforms to compete with those it controls. Further, it has tightened rules governing foreign content on Chinese platforms." Rosen discussed the limited number of foreign films permitted in China and Chu noted that China still relied on the U.S. for its platform, talent and technology.

September 9, 2021:

Almost 1,200 USC students met with recruiters for 60 firms through a virtual job fair organized by the USC Career Center and USC China Career Services. The program targeted students from China. Employers included American and Chinese giants including Accenture, Bloomberg, ByteDance, Deloitte, L'Oreal, Netease Games, PepsiCo, and Sony Group.

September 1, 2021: South China Morning Post

Hong Kong's Alfred Ho Tat-kei is taking over as head of the public policy department at City University. He is an accomplished scholar and educator. The city of Indianapolis declared June 17, 2010 Alfred Ho Day to recognize his contribution to city management and public engagement. Ho told the Post that his initial inspiration came from a talk he heard as a Hong Kong undergrad. USC's Terry Cooper visited and taught a course on public administration. 

August 17, 2021: Voice of America (Chinese)

USC Annenberg’s Tom Hollihan discussed China’s tightening of space for online discussion and the use of media to promote national zeal. China’s government uses the media to shape the narratives around various issues such as the Diaoyu/Senkaku islands and the disasterous explosion in Tianjin. It blames “foreign forces” for the protests in Hong Kong and suppresses mention of policies in Xinjiang.

August 17, 2021: The Hollywood Reporter

Stanley Rosen, USC political scientist, was interviewed for an article on prospects for the Marvel film Shang-Chi. He said, “whenever Hollywood makes a film involving Chinese culture, it really becomes a mine field.” 

August 16, 2021: Vice

USC political scientist Stanley Rosen was quoted in an article about China and the new Taliban government in Afghanistan: “Even if the Taliban has provided assurance that its territory will not be used to launch attacks [against China], given the group’s past history, the Communist Party will still be wary. How unified and monolithic will the Taliban be when they take over?”