David Pierson, a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times since 2000, discusses his experiences of reporting in China.
USC And China In The News - September And October, 2018
China-related news involving USC research, faculty, students and organizations.
USC political scientist Stanley Rosen was cited in an article about a new film. Rosen said, “It’s hard to designate any film as the most scandal-plagued, but this one is certainly up there because of all the negative publicity.”
October 24, 2018: KPCC
The USC U.S.-China Institute’s Clayton Dube was interviewed about the impact of US-China trade on California jobs. A new Economic Policy Institute study highlighted job losses in California. Dube noted that the study seems to have neglected the surplus that California enjoys in the US-China services trade. California exported over $9 billion in services to China in 2016.
October 17, 2018: Hollywood Reporter
Stanley Rosen, a USC political scientist who specializes on China’s cultural industries, was interviewed for an article on the possibility that China might seek to block Disney’s purchase of the Fox film studio and select television properties. Rosen said, "Such a Chinese decision would undermine all of their arguments to persuade Americans that a trade war is misguided and one-sided, with all the blame on Trump…. [I]f they oppose this deal they will send a message that would rattle not just American, but European and other multinational corporations, which would very likely have an effect on investors and those companies doing or planning to do business in China."
October 12, 2018: Xinhua
USC graduate Tong Hua won a gold medal at the 45th Student Academy Awards for her film “Spring Flower.” The awards are sponsored by the Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Tong said, “I'm proud to win the gold medal at the Student Academy Awards as a Chinese overseas student.” The report also noted that she said she wanted to present the voices of more women in her films and that she is eager to show China’s development.
October 10, 2018: Variety
Clayton Dube of the USC US-China Institute was quoted in a story about tax evasion by Chinese film star Fan Bingbing. Asked about whether Fan would appear in her next scheduled production, Dube said, “The bigger issue for Huayi and other producers is how uncertain public reaction will be. The public is not sympathetic to those who have flouted the law.”
October 4, 2018: Variety
An article noted that USC School of Cinematic Arts Dean Elizabeth Daley will be honored at the Asia Society’s U.S.-China Film Summit.
September 27, 2018: China Daily
Students from USC were among those featured in a story about the efforts retail outlets make to attract students from China.
September 24, 2018: Al Jazeera
An article about Chinese seeking careers in entertainment noted that a USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism report noted that less than 30% of Hollywood roles went to actors from racial and ethnic minority groups.
September 7, 2018: South China Morning Post
An article noted the continuing attraction of the United States to students from China. It noted that Ziyi Xu, a first year student from China, joined USC friends in taking in a Dodgers game. Xu said, “I felt like the Chinese system doesn’t work well for me – it’s too cookie cutter."
September 7, 2018: Hollywood Reporter
An article about the fall of Global Road Entertainment included a quote from USC political scientist Stanley Rosen. He noted that Hollywood fundraising in China “will be to somehow make it clear to potential investors that Global Road has nothing to do with them."
September 6, 2018: New York Times
Stanley Rosen, USC political scientist and Chinese film specialist, was quoted in an article about the hit film Crazy Rich Asians prospects in China. “China has Hollywood working for them in terms of films that pander to China or at least make China look good,” he was quoted. “It’s ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ — not the message that China wants to send at all.”
September 1, 2018: World Journal 世界日报
An article about the USC U.S.-China Institute's roundtable on the U.S.-China trade war. The article highlighted observations by John Odell (USC School of International Relations) and Nan Jia (USC Marshall School of Business).
USC U.S.-China Institute hosted a screening of Better Angels (善良的天使), a documentary film written and directed by two-time Academy Award winner Malcolm Clarke, with post-screening discussion with co-executive producer David Dreier and producer William Mundell.
Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a book talk with journalist and author Leta Hong Fincher. Betraying Big Brother is a story of how the feminist movement in China against patriarchy could reconfigure the country and the rest of the world.
The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a discussion with Akira Chiba, the Consul General of the Japanese consulate in Los Angeles, on Japan's relations with China.