David Pierson, a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times since 2000, discusses his experiences of reporting in China.
USC And China In The News - January And February, 2019
China-related news involving USC research, faculty, students and organizations.
January 10, 2019: Los Angeles Times
The USC U.S.-China Institute’s Clayton Dube was quoted in a story on the local ramifications of China’s economic slowdown. Dube noted that Chinese investment in commercial real estate had already fallen dramatically, but that individual home purchasing would likely continue, though perhaps not at the pace it has.
January 3, 2018: KNX
Clayton Dube of the USC U.S.-China Institute was interviewed about what the travel advisory issued by the US State Department on travel to China signaled about the state of U.S.-China relations. Dube noted that the arrest of two Canadians, the expulsion of a third and the decision to retry a fourth Canadian already convicted and sentenced for drug smuggling prompted the warning. He indicated that the Chinese government would likely respond by saying that it enforces its laws fairly and protects the legal rights of visiting foreigners. He noted that Chinese Americans who elect to visit China using Chinese rather than American documents make it more difficult for the U.S. government to assert the right to visit them should something go awry.
January 3, 2018: World Journal 世界日报
The USC U.S.-China Institute's Clayton Dube was interviewed about what the speeches made by Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen and China's President Xi Jinping regarding cross-strait ties. Dube said that the two leaders reaffirmed their government's positions, with neither really opening doors for renewed discussions. Dube noted that Xi's reassertion that Beijing would consider using military force was expressly aimed at foreign actors such as the U.S. and those in Taiwan who might push for a more formal declaration that Taiwan is and would always be separate from China. Both Xi and Tsai seemed content to reassure their domestic audiences that their positions hadn't changed, while also signaling that the status quo could continue.
USC U.S.-China Institute hosted a screening of Better Angels (善良的天使), a documentary film written and directed by two-time Academy Award winner Malcolm Clarke, with post-screening discussion with co-executive producer David Dreier and producer William Mundell.
Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a book talk with journalist and author Leta Hong Fincher. Betraying Big Brother is a story of how the feminist movement in China against patriarchy could reconfigure the country and the rest of the world.
The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a discussion with Akira Chiba, the Consul General of the Japanese consulate in Los Angeles, on Japan's relations with China.