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USC And China In The News, November and December, 2019

China-related news involving USC research, faculty, students and organizations.

December 26, 2019

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December 26, 2019: New York Times

Greg Autry of the USC Marshall School of Business was quoted on the China trade deal. He said, “I would be very skeptical of any significant agreement being made…. If you’ve spent any time watching the Chinese, they don’t honor their agreements.” Autry studied with Peter Navarro, now President Trump’s trade advisor and co-wrote with Navarro Death by China.

December 4, 2019: Reuters via the New York Times
USC U.S.-China Institute senior fellow Mike Chinoy was quoted in an article that U.S. President Trump’s success in using social media inspires China’s government to use it as well: "I assume there are diplomats in the foreign ministry and elsewhere in the Chinese bureaucracy who've been watching the extraordinary skill with which Donald Trump used Twitter to shape the political debate in the States and beyond, and so why can't we do that too?"
December 2, 2019: Central News Agency via Focus Taiwan
USC pathologist Cheng-Ming Chuong, working with colleagues in Taiwan’s China Medical University, published a study which examines how feathers enable birds to fly. The authors expect the work to inform work on the development of new biomimetic materials. 
November 26, 2019: Los Angeles Times
Stanley Rosen, USC political scientist, was quoted on China's film market's size and the preoccupation of Chinese filmmakers with pleasing Chinese leader Xi Jinping.
November 25, 2019: USA Today
Pro-democracy candidates won by a landslide in the recent Hong Kong election, but it's unclear whether the results will bring forth real change. Stanley Rosen, a political science professor and China expert at the University of Southern California, said he was "happy to see both Junius Ho and the new police chief make conciliatory comments instead of incendiary ones." "A step forward for Hong Kong," he said.
November 24, 2019: South China Morning Post
The US government is launching a new Mandarin-language initiatve to reach reach younger Mandarin speakers globally. USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism professor Nicholas Cull was cited saying "the smart money in Washington is on the long-term problem being China, the short-term being Russia" and that "US soft power has slipped because of the US election and recent government policies."
November 18, 2019: China Daily

Brian Peck, director of the USC Center on Transnational Law and Clayton Dube of the USC U.S.-China Institute were cited in an article about opportunities for American firms in China and as part of the Belt and Road Initiative.

November 18, 2019: Los Angeles Times

Anthony Bailey, USC President for Strategic and Global Initiatives, was interviewed for a story about the continuing high enrollment of students from China. “We do feel like diversification is a good thing,” he said. “But we hope to continue to have mainland Chinese students for many, many years to come. With the volume we have and the levels of talent that they have, we don’t think other markets are going to replace China and India. We think there’s more opportunity in both.”

November 11, 2019: VOX

Clayton Dube of the USC U.S.-China Institute was interviewed for a report on the NBA's history in China and the recent dust-up over a tweet concerning Hong Kong. Dube noted that China's party-state controls access to its market and can impose costs on companies or organizations that run afoul of its positions.

November 5, 2019: CNBC

It is predicted that China will become the world's largest cinema market by next year. In the first quarter of 2018, China surpassed the U.S. in box office revenue for the first time. Stanley Rosen, USC political scientist, commented on the importance of knowing the Chinese audience when making a Hollywood film.