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USC and China in the News, July and August 2015

China-related news stories featuring University of Southern California faculty, students, staff, and programs.

August 14, 2015
August 28, 2015: Marketplace
Clayton Dube of the USC U.S.-China Institute was interviewed about China's economy. He noted that China had driven world growth for much of the last few years, but that while China's economy continues to grow, it is no longer doing so at such a rapid rate. The sell-off in Chinese stocks was inevitable given the sky-high valuations companies had. Chinese consumers are still buying, but some factories are closing and workers are being laid off. 
August 26, 2015: US-China Press 
An article based on an interview with the USC U.S.-China Institute’s Clayton Dube focused on the state of the Chinese economy, China’s progress on economic reforms, and stock market volatility.
August 26, 2015: Rafu Shimpo
The upcoming USC Pacific Asia Museum exhibition "Reshaping Tradition: Contemporary Ceramics from East Asia" was featured in article. The article noted that seven prestigious artists are featured, including China's Ai Weiwei. 
August 26, 2015: China Daily via the Jakarta Post 
USC political scientist and Chinese film specialist Stanley Rosen was quoted in a story about Warner Brothers film studio’s plan to make Chinese language films. Rosen said, "The China market is on track to surpass last year's market by August this year and it's going to be the biggest market in the world by about 2018-2019, so it makes sense to make Chinese films for the China market. You can't lose." 
August 26, 2015: Phoenix TV 凤凰卫视
Tom Hollihan of the USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism was interviewed as part of a major series on the 70th anniversary of the end of the Pacific War. Hollihan noted that the remembrance events are intended to convey two important points: that China was united (especially the Kuomintang and Communist parties) against Japan and that China's place in the world has changed considerably since 1945 and that the country is more than able to defend itself. 
August 24, 2015: KPCC
The USC U.S.-China Institute’s Clayton Dube was interviewed about the significance of China’s economic problems for Americans. As Dube explained, “China has been responsible for the bulk of economic growth worldwide for the last several years, so if China is slowing, it doesn’t just impact American exports to China, but it also affects what China buys everywhere else in the world. And because we sell to everywhere else in the world, there is that ripple effect.” Dube was also interviewed on this by KNX (CBS Radio) and by the Los Angeles News Group
August 21, 2015: KTLA
Clayton Dube of the USC U.S.-China Institute was interviewed about links between the Chinese and American economy in light of the big sell-off in stocks. 
August 19, 2015: US China Press 侨报
Buddhist Hsi Lai Temple 西来寺 hosted a workshop for students in USC's Chinese Student and Scholar Association. CSSA vice chair Wang Siqi said that religious institutions commonly offer services to students, but most of those are Christian. He thought having access to Buddhist services and assistance is quite meaningful.
August 19, 2015: Los Angeles Times
Former Chinese math teacher Bill Zhuo used to have a food truck that catered to USC students. Now he's opened, House of Bao, a restaurant in downtown Los Angeles. He wants to provide Chinese USC students with authentic food that doesn't require a trip to the San Gabriel Valley. 
August 14, 2015: Architectural Record
An exhibition and symposium organized by the USC School of Architecture's American Academy in China was the focus of a story. "China in Flux: Mapping the Middle Zone" focused on China's rural-urban divide. Qingyun Ma, dean of the school, was quoted: “We need to devise a form of agri-urbanism, one that applies radical solutions to the particular problems of the countryside.” The article noted Ma's work in his native Shaanxi. The exhibition was held in Shenzhen and included projects by students and faculty from thirteen universities. 
August 14, 2015: CBS
Clayton Dube of the USC U.S.-China Institute was quoted in a story about how China's currency devaluation might affect American companies. Dube said, "American exports to China rose steadily until late last year. At their current rate, they'll be 5 to 10 percent lower than in 2014. This has been primarily because of the slowing economy. The diminished value of the yuan will probably exacerbate this trend."
August 14, 2015: Colorado Public Radio

The USC U.S.-China Institute’s Clayton Dube was interviewed for a story about “Terracotta Warriors,” a stage show featuring music, opera, dance, and acrobatics combined with 3D projections. Dube noted “China has the capacity to invest much more heavily in developing its cultural industries. The government in Beijing is frankly quite jealous of the fact that the U.S. has this well-developed commercial apparatus through the success of Hollywood and the success of the music industry in attracting viewers and listeners all over the world.”

August 13, 2015: KABC

Clayton Dube of the USC U.S.-China Institute was interviewed on the implications of China’s currency devaluation. 

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