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USC And China In The News - September And October, 2018

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


October 25, 2018
October 25, 2018: Bloomberg Quint
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 16, 2018: China Daily
An article about the success of the film Crazy Rich Asians, cited a USC study on the relative lack of films with Asian or Asian American characters. 
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 12, 2018: Smithsonian
An article about the largest ever genetic study in China cited Charleston Chiang, a USC geneticist. Chiang highlighted the presence of minority groups in the study, noting that they are often neglected, which can have significant medical implications. 
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.
October 1, 2018: Quartz
USC Marshall School of Business professor Greg Autry was quoted in  story about Pres. Trump's trade battle with China.
September 30, 2018: The USChina Press 侨报
The mid-autumn festival celebration organized by Chinese students at USC was reported on. 
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 26, 2018: Wall Street Journal
The USC U.S.-China Institute’s Clayton Dube was interviewed about the increasing competition American schools are facing from overseas universities. Tsinghua University ranked 22nd in the Times Higher Education rankings. Dube said, "China has been investing more and more money in higher ed with the expectation that this investment in human capital will pay big dividends.” 
September 24, 2018: Al Jazeera
Clayton Dube of the USC U.S.-China Institute remarks about the impact of the US-China trade war on the business community.
September 19, 2018: The Guardian
USC political scientist Stanley Rosen was quoted on the disappearance of actress Fan Bingbing from public settings. Rosen said, “The message is clear: No one is safe.”
September 11, 2018: Bloomberg
Stanley Rosen, USC political scientist and Chinese film specialist, was quoted in a story about the disappearance of Chinese actress Fan Bingbing from public since she was accused by another celebrity of tax evasion. He said, “Social media and public opinion… are important drivers of policies in this area, particularly when it comes to perceived inequalities, the super-rich, and cheating.”
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).