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Watch The Presentations From The Environment and Food Panel At The "China: Finding Solutions" Conference

Our "Finding Solutions" conference focused on the work of individuals, companies, and NGOs addressing some of China’s most pressing challenges. We had a large and diverse audience participate. 

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ENVIRONMENT AND FOOD
 
Speakers

Lucy Hornby 韩碧如 is deputy bureau chief for the Financial Times in Beijing. She previously covered China for Reuters from Shanghai and Beijing, and has reported from all of China’s provinces and regions (except Macau). Hornby grew up in New Jersey and graduated from Princeton University. She first moved to China in 1995, when she taught for Princeton in Asia in Wuhan, surviving the chills of the Yangtze Valley winter. She speaks Mandarin, French and Spanish.   

 

This video is also available on the USCI YouTube Channel.

Simon Shao is an agricultural expert. Originally from Shandong, he is now based in Los Angeles. He founded Green Pasture International, Inc. to focus on quality forage production and trans-Pacific trade. Green Pasture has two Utah farms, Escalante Ranch and Pelican Lake Farms, with over 5000 acres of irrigated land in total. In addition, the firm manages farms in Inner Mongolia. Shao is co-founder and chair of the China American Educational Foundation and a director of the All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese. He is a former Governor of the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum.

 

This video is also available on the USCI YouTube Channel.

Moderator

An-Min Wu has taught at the USC Spatial Sciences Institute since 2014. Her research integrates environmental sciences and geographic information science. She’s worked on she works closely on the issues of soil erosion, carbon storage and processes on agricultural landscapes, forests and wetlands. She is currently investigating spatial distributions of soil lead from residential households and is looking into the link between soil lead and children’s blood lead level. In addition to her teaching and research, Wu has been a GIS analyst, mapping engineer, and mapping project manager. 

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Events

March 27, 2019 - 4:30pm
Los Angeles, California

Michael Dunne, author of American Wheels: Chinese Roads, will focus on General Motors in China since 1989. The discussion will be followed by a short introduction to the Mark L. Moody collection at the USC East Asian Library. 

April 9, 2019 - 4:00pm
Los Angeles, California

Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a screening of an episode of the Assignment: China series on American media coverage of China. This episode focuses on the work of journalists covering the massive demonstrations that rocked Beijing in spring 1989. Followed by a Q&A with USCI's Mike Chinoy, who covered the demonstrations for CNN.