A food safety factory shutdown has Americans hunting for baby formula. Readying themselves for a covid-19 lockdown, Chinese in Beijing emptied store shelves. Emerging from lockdown, some in Shanghai are visiting well-provisioned markets. U.S.-China agricultural trade is booming, but many are still being left hungry. Food security, sustainability and safety remain issues.
USC and China in the News, January and February 2014
February 27, 2014: Phoenix News 凤凰网 via 沈阳网
The Oscar handicapping of Stanley Rosen, USC political science and Chinese film specialist, was the focus of a story. Rosen said it was unlikely that The Grandmaster, a Hong Kong film, would receive Oscars. Rosen said that his favorite Chinese film of the year was When Beijing Met Seattle. It was surprising to him because it was more about Chinese embrace of an American dream rather than a China Dream.
February 24, 2014: China.com
An article on Stanley Rosen of the USC Dornsife College his long experience working on China, his great expertise, and his views on today's China. Rosen said that none of China's leaders today has the stature and power that Mao Zedong or Deng Xiaoping possessed.
February 12, 2014: Singtao Daily via Sina
USC political scientist Stanley Rosen was cited in a story about Taiwan-China film co-production.
February 9, 2014: Central News Agency
Clayton Dube of the USC U.S.-China Institute noted that there was a possibility that China’s leader and Taiwan’s leader could meet at the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit later this year.
February 9, 2014: Sacramento Bee
Ira Kalb of the USC Marshall School of Business was cited in an article about shopping malls hoping to cash in on Chinese visitors. He said, American retailers have “woken up and realized there’s 1.3 billion Chinese people on the planet.”
February 7-9, CounterPunch
Junfeng Zhang of the Keck School of Medicine of USC was cited in an article about China’s water crisis. Zhang noted that desalinization is not an effective long-term solution to China’s problem.
February 8, 2014: China Times (中时电子报)
An article focused on a USC U.S.-China Institute symposium on America’s relations with Asia. Speakers Vincent Wang of the University of Richmond and USC’s Clayton Dube discussed the prospects for a possible China/Taiwan summit.
February 8, 2014
A USCI symposium focusing on the place of Taiwan in America’s Asia policy and in regional institutions and affairs received wide press coverage. Former Taiwan Defense Minister Andrew Yang’s speech was among the points highlighted.
Central News Agency via Yahoo
A widely syndicated article from Central Daily
NDTV also covered the event.
January 10, 2014: LinkAsia
Stanley Rosen, USC political scientist, was interviewed about Hong Kong film industry giant Run Run Shaw. Rosen emphasized the world wide impact of Shaw's martial arts movies and his philanthropy, particularly within China.
January 8, 2014: Brookings Institution
An article about China and the OECD Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) drew on an article in the USC U.S.-China Institute's US-China Today by USC graduate student Chia-ling Melody Yuan. The Brookings article cited an interview Yuan conducted with a Chinese woman, Xiao Cai in Shanghai.
January 6, 2014: Los Angeles Times
An article about the passing of Hong Kong film mogul Run Run Shaw included comments from Stanley Rosen, USC political scientist. In the 1950s, Shaw built a large studio in a then remote part of Hong Kong. Rosen said, “He set up Hollywood East when he built that big studio. He was really the mogul of Hong Kong." A second LA Times article included the quotation as well.
January 2, 2014: Chinese Central Television
Clayton Dube of the USC U.S.-China Institute was interviewed for a review of US-China relations, on the 35th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. Dube spoke of Deng Xiaoping's 1979 visit to the U.S., how the vice premier put on a cowboy hat and spoke of being an astronaut during a visit to Houston. He further noted the rough patches in the U.S.-China relationship, including the 1999 U.S. bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade and the 2001 collision of a U.S. spy plane and a Chinese fighter jet off of China's southern coast.
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