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USC And China In The News: May and June 2018

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


June 25, 2018

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June 27, 2018: Global Times 

USC international relations scholar David Kang was cited in an article about the role of China in East Asia. The article said Kang “believes that China's tributary system in the Ming and Qing dynasties brought five centuries of peace and stability to the region.”

June 25, 2018: NBC
Research by USC Annenberg graduate student Chi Zhang was featured. Zhang wrote about the dominant Chinese social media app, WeChat. Zhang argued that the app was especially useful in mobilizing Chinese Americans to support Donald Trump’s 2016 candidacy and in mobilizing to support New York police office Peter Liang after he was found guilty of second degree manslaughter in the shooting death of an African American man. 
June 19, 2018: Voice of America
Clayton Dube of the USC U.S.-China Institute was interviewed about the significance of the trip Kim Jong Un made to China following the Trump-Kim summit in Singapore. Dube discussed how Kim was using the U.S. as a hedge against Chinese domination and how the summit persuaded China to reengage with North Korea. 
June 19, 2018: KNX (CBS Radio) 
The USC U.S.-China Institute’s Clayton Dube was interviewed about the escalating trade tensions between the U.S. and China and the possible consequences of a tariff war. 
June 18, 2018: Xinhua
Famed director Xie Fei visited and spoke at USC and other California universities. The article, however, doesn’t mention that he screened Woman Sesame Oil Maker (1993) as part of his visit to USC.  
June 15, 2018: Axios
Stanley Rosen, USC political scientist and China film scholar, was cited in the AM newsletter noting that the importance of the Chinese film market means that you’ll rarely see Chinese as bad guys in Hollywood films. 
June 14, 2018: China Daily
USC’s Price School of Public Policy and the Dalian Wanda company signed a memorandum of understanding to facilitate research into Wanda’s efforts to alleviate poverty in Danzhai county, Guizhou Province. Eric Heikkila, Price professor and director of the school’s office of global engagement said, “Such an ambitious but worthy goal (to eliminate poverty by 2030) cannot be met by governments acting alone. This collaborative effort between Wanda Group and the USC Price School is an example of how the private and academic sectors can contribute to the effort in a meaningful way, drawing upon their unique set of talents and resources.”
June 11, 2018: Women of China
Dave Zhang, a USC School of Cinematic Arts student, won the Best Work award at the 16th annual Vision Youth Awards in Beijing. He won with a science fiction short film, Cupcake.
June 11, 2018: KTLA
With the Kim-Trump summit to start in a few hours, the USC U.S.-China Institute's Clayton Dube was interviewed about how it could affect North Korea-China relations and U.S.-China relations.
June 10, 2018: CNN
Clayton Dube of the USC U.S.-China Institute was interviewed about possible Chinese worries about the summit meeting between North Korea's Kim Jong Un and America's Donald Trump.
June 4, 2018: People’s Daily 
Robert Dekle, a USC economist, published an op-ed about China’s 40 years of economic reform. "Much like the US was in the previous 40 years, in the next 40 years, China must evolve to become the engine of global growth," he wrote. According to Dekle, the private economy in China has grown exponentially and learned from Western businesses.
May 24, 2018: CNN International
The USC U.S.-China Institute's Clayton Dube was interviewed about the China factor in the cancelling of the planned summit between North Korea's Kim Jong-un and America's Donald Trump. video
May 18, 2018: ETTV America 
Clayton Dube of the USC U.S.-China Institute was interviewed on the satellite network's News Buzz program. Dube discussed the budding trade war between the U.S. and China as well as the how cross-straits issues affects U.S.-China relations and how U.S.-China relations affect cross-straits ties. 
May 15, 2018: Washington Post (via the Chicago Tribune)
Thomas Anthony, director of the University of Southern California's aviation security program, was interviewed about the danger of broken windows or windshield’s in planes. He discussed an incident in China where a co-pilot was nearly sucked out of the plane on a flight to Tibet.
May 8, 2018: Voice of America
The USC U.S.-China Institute’s Clayton Dube was interviewed about the impact of the Kim-Xi meeting in Dalian, China and the upcoming Kim-Trump summit on U.S. ties with China.