Author and leading China environmental expert Barbara Finamore examines China's environmental challenges as it leads the development of a global system of green finance.
China-related news involving USC research, faculty, students and organizations.
May 16, 2019: World Journal 世界日報
A Q and A with Clayton Dube of the USC U.S.-China Institute on the trade war between China and the U.S. was published. Dube noted that both sides were currently losers in the standoff, but that both had benefitted from economic ties in the past and could in the future. He emphasized that while the tariffs understandably dominated the headlines, that the struggle was really about the economy of the future and whether or not American and Chinese firms would compete on an open and fair basis or would try to skew the competition through protectionist policies.
May 17, 2019: TVC (Nigeria)
Brian Peck, director of the USC Transnational Law and Business Center, was interviewed about the U.S.-China trade war. Peck noted that U.S. consumers and farmers had suffered as a result of the imposition of tariffs and that the International Monetary Fund had found that global growth had slowed since the trade war began.
May 13, 2019: KTLA
The USC U.S.-China Institute’s Clayton Dube was interviewed about the importance of U.S.-China trade to Southern California and potential consequences of the ongoing trade war. He noted that California exported over $25 billion in goods to China and Hong Kong in 2018, making China our second largest export market after Mexico. Tesla, alone, accounted for nearly $3 billion of those exports. Other products that could be affected are aircraft parts, industrial machinery, computer chips and agricultural goods. On the American side, if the tariffs go into effect, consumers could see higher prices on a wide array of goods from furniture and flooring to vitamins and virtual reality headsets. Automobiles, dependent on parts from China, could go up $1,000-$3,000. Dube stressed that all this may be avoided if the two sides can reach agreement in the next few weeks.
May 7, 2019: The New Yorker
Stanley Rosen, USC political scientist, was quoted in a story regarding a decision by CBS to censor a song critical of China in one of its dramas, The Good Fight. Rosen thought that there was actually little risk for CBS, but noted that some companies have been punished, “Your whole brand, your whole company, is subject to the most offensive thing in your repertoire. People have learned from past mistakes—I don’t want to say past mistakes, but past decisions.”
May 6, 2019: Xinhua
Chongwu Zhou, a USC Viterbi School of Engineering professor, commented that the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad was a sign of both the quality of U.S. universities and the strength of China. 15 students were recognized at an event organized by the Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles.
Manfred Elfstrom's research looks at the growing wave of labor unrest in China, the state's response, and the the long-term implications for both activists and the government.
Free screening followed by a Q&A with Director/SCA Alumna Nahnatchka Khan.
This exhibit features photos, videos, publications, etc. from the East Asian Library to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the March First Movement in Korea and May Fourth Movement in China. (March 4 - May 31, 2019)