An article on why the Los Angeles area is so attractive to Chinese investors noted that USC and other universities produce a “pool of young engineers and entrepreneurs.”
The USC U.S.-China Institute’s Clayton Dube
was interviewed about what the arrest of Meng Wangzhou, CFO and heir apparent of Chinese tech giant Huawei, might mean for U.S.-China relations.
USC political scientist Stanley Rosen
was interviewed for a story about China’s public diplomacy efforts in the South Pacific.
Paula Cannon, who is a USC HIV researcher, was quoted in an article about the impact of the Shenzhen gene editing incident. She said, “The damage he’s done to the field of gene editing, to HIV-positive individuals and their allies, to Chinese scientists. It’s just horrible.”
, head of the USC Westside Cancer Center, was interviewed for a story about the gene-editing experiment undertaken by a Shenzhen researcher, He Jiankui. Agus described the experiment which produced two babies as “not perfect,” noting that while it may prevent one of the children from getting HIV, it increases their vulnerability to flu and other diseases.
, USC political scientist and Chinese film specialist, was interviewed about the prospects for the hit film Crazy Rich Asians in China. Rosen said he didn’t expect the film to be released in China. He said, “The Chinese government won’t explicitly endorse the sort of life they show in this movie, but obviously, looking at the current culture, there is a certain amount of wealth and luxury they will allow. So the film might gain some interest in major cities like Shanghai where that sort of elite lifestyle is common.”
A report on the popularity of U.S. universities (despite the high expense) among Chinese families quoted a Trojan parent, Chao Mingjun. Chao said, "I think attending U.S. college provides my son a more extensive platform to expand his horizons and social circles. We paid the bill from our savings."
An article about Chengdu start-up TerraQuanta noted that founder Alpha Wang graduated from USC with a doctorate in electrical engineering and received over $400,000 in funds from the municipal government to launch his company.
An article about WeChat and its use in the anti-affirmative action campaign quoted USC graduate student Chi Wang. Wang is researching the use of WeChat. She said it allows Chinese immigrants to more readily connect to their homeland and helps them to understand the U.S.
, USC political scientist, was quoted in an article about China’s efforts to increase its soft power. “If China does have any soft power,” he said, “it’s probably because of the success of their economy….”
An article noted that the USC U.S.-China Institute co-sponsored the 2018 U.S.-China Film and Television Innovation Summit at the American Film Institute. USC speakers included Stanley Rosen, Dan Birman, and Clayton Dube. The US-China Press
also reported on the event.