Teng Biao grew up in a rural village before attending law school at Peking University and focusing on human rights. While his early successes were lauded by the Chinese government, he was later abducted and tortured by police. He fled to the United States with his family and now teaches at Hunter College in NYC.
USC and China in the News, November and December 2013
December 27, 2013: China Central Television CCTV
The USC U.S.-China Institute's Clayton Dube was interviewed about the state and prospects for U.S.-China-Japan relations in the wake of the agreement to move a U.S. military base on Okinawa to a less-populated area and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to the Yasukuni shrine to Japan's war dead.
December 23, 2013: China Radio International
A story about China's developing animation industry included an interview with Duan Tianran, a USC grad and assistant professor at Renmin University in Beijing. Duan noted that the lack of effective intellectual property protection is the biggest obstacle to developing a healthy animation industry in China.
December 23, 2013: KPCC
Clayton Dube of the USC U.S.-China Institute was interviewed about the nomination of Montana Senator Max Baucus as U.S. ambassador to China. Dube noted that while domestic political concerns played a role in the nomination, that other senators had been sent as ambassadors to China and Japan. Baucus, Dube noted, had long been interested in China and had not hesitated to criticize Chinese trade policies and practices.
December 20, 2013: Voice of America
The USC Shoah Foundation's work interviewing survivors of the 1937 Nanjing Massacre was the focus of this video and print report. Karen Jungblut, the foundation's director of research, was among those interviewed. She noted that the oral histories also included information about life before the Japanese took Nanjing, then China's capital.
December 19, 2013: China News Net
An article reported on a program the USC U.S.-China Institute, USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy, and the USC Center on Public Diplomacy held on Annenberg Sunnylands meeting between Presidents Xi Jinping and Barack Obama. Click here to see video from the program. The article highlighted comments made by Annenberg Dean Ernest Wilson and Clayton Dube of the U.S.-China Institute.
An article about remembering the Nanjing Massacre noted that the Nanjing Memorial Hall was working with the USC Shoah Foundation to create video oral histories of survivors. (click here to see the announcement)
November 27, 2013: Channel News Asia
Jason Squire, USC cinema professor, was interviewed for a story about the film industry. Squire said, "It just seems logical that in some five years or six years (China) will overtake US as the strongest box office, the highest box office producing market in the world. So this gets the attention of filmmakers everywhere, who certainly want their product exposed to as many audience members, customers, as possible."
November 19, 2013: KPCC
USC's new partnership with the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena was the subject of many stories, most of which noted the university's large number of students from China and existing Asia-oriented programs, including the USC U.S.-China Institute. Other reports about the Nov. 18 announcement: Los Angeles Times, Rafu Shimpo, Pasadena Star-News.
November 15, 2013: China Central Television (CCTV-America)
Clayton Dube of the USC U.S.-China Institute was interviewed about reforms promised in a report released by the Chinese Communist Party.
November 15, 2013: Radio Free Asia
A USC U.S.-China Institute presentation by China's first public interest lawyer, Guo Jianmei, was the subject of a report. Guo outlined the accomplishments and the many difficulties facing China's relatively few public interest lawyers and legal NGOs.
November 12, 2013: United Daily News
An article noted that USC School of Cinematic Arts professor Michael Peyser will offer a master course on the films of Woody Allen at the Beijing Film Academy.
November 5, 2013: Variety
An article noted that, speaking at a conference on U.S.-China film cooperation, USC political scientist Stanley Rosen voiced caution about the commercial potential for Chinese language films. Rosen's comments were also noted in The Wrap and by Phoenix Satellite TV.
November 5, 2013: Sinovision 美国中文网
Interviewed at the US-China Film Summit, USC political scientist Stanley Rosen noted that most Chinese films don't resonate with American audiences. He noted that the 2013 and 2014 Chinese Academy Award submissions (from Zhang Yimou, Flowers of War, and Feng Xiaogang, 1942) focused on stories that Americans were not familiar with.
November 3, 2013: China News Net
USC political scientist Stanley Rosen and Dean of Religious Life Varun Soni were interviewed for a story about USC's continuing to have the greatest number of international students of any American university.
November 1, 2013: KSCI LA18
The USC U.S.-China Institute's "Through Tinted Lenses?" conference was discussed. USC communication professor Tom Hollihan, Johns Hopkins University professor David Lampton, and Fudan University professor Chen Na were interviewed. Videos of conference presentations are available at the institute website, on our YouTube channel, and on iTunes.
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Professor Margaret Lewis examined the US government's use of criminal prosecutions to address a broad "China" threat is at tension with the criminal justice system.
The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a webinar with David Zweig to look at how tensions between the United States and China have impacted scientific collaboration and research.
Bob Davis and Lingling Wei, authors of Superpower Showdown, will help us understand the ramp up of US-China economic tensions and the far-reaching consequences of the stand-off.