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USC and China in the News, January and February 2015

China-related news stories featuring University of Southern California faculty, students, staff, and programs.
January 12, 2015
February 19, 2015: KPCC 89.3
Clayton Dube of the USC U.S.-China Institute was interviewed about the pressures many young people in China feel when they return home to familial queries about when they will marry. Dube noted that there are nine million more men than women in the 20-29 cohort, making it difficult for all to pair up. He noted, too, that with urbanization and a rising in living standards, the economic pressure on men who want to marry is great. A Shanghai poll, for example, found that 80% of mothers of potential brides thought their daughters should marry men who owned homes. Given that housing is even more expensive in China's big cities than in America, this is a huge burden. 
February 15, 2015: People's Daily 人民日报
Tom Hollihan of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism was quoted in an article about the Silicon Valley meeting between President Obama and tech leaders. Hollihan noted that while working to resolve differences between the government and tech companies over protecting the privacy of tech users is a laudable goal, those differences exist because of fundamentally different objectives and institutional cultures. So they will likely continue. 
February 12, 2015, Global Times
A symposium on Chinese investment in the U.S. was held at USC. Former ambassador to China Gary Locke and former Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa were among the speakers. 
February 5, 2015: Pasadena Star News
Two new programs at the USC Pacific Asia Museum were highlighted: conversations@PAM and performances@PAM. The first of the latter speaker programs is February 7 and features museum director Christina Yu, UCLA professor Richard Strassberg, and Zheng Shengtian.  
January 12, 2015: BBC
Mike Chinoy of the USC U.S.-China Institute was quoted in an article about dining etiquette in China and other places in Asia. 
January 2015, Palm Springs Life
An article noted that Qingyun Ma, dean of the USC School of Architecture, would be the lead-off speaker in a new lecture series. Ma is to speak on Chinese urbanism on Jan. 31. 

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