Newsmakers: Cheng Li, China Expert
On March 1, Brookings Institution’s Thornton China Center Director of Research Cheng Li was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal China Real Time Report on expectations for China’s National People’s Congress. Li argues that important policy initiatives - and specifically the reorganization and consolidation of government offices - will be launched at the NPC, as leaders are under pressure to reform and not facing significant political resistance.
Li predicts that China’s leaders will focus on popular issues like food safety, environmental problems, and economic growth. In addition, Li was featured in Harper’s Magazine March 2013 cover story, cited in a March 8 article by Evan Osnos of The New Yorker, and quoted in an April 15 Time article on Chinese telecom company Huawei.
Newsmakers: Dominic Ng, C-100 Chairman
On March 11 Chairman Dominic Ng was interviewed by China Newsweek on the subject of promoting U.S.-China relations.
Newsmakers: George Koo, International Business Consultant
On March 13, George Koo, board member of New American Media and Las Vegas Sands, and Ling-chi Wang published a China Daily op-ed which questions charges that China is responsible for cyber spying, hacking, and attacks. The authors argue that identifying China as a cyber “villain” is damaging to U.S.-China relations and undermines efforts to secure America’s cyber infrastructure.
Newsmakers: Jay Xu, Art Museum Director
Director of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco Jay Xu was highlighted in a March 18 China Daily article discussing collaboration between American and Chinese art museums. Xu expressed support for this collaboration and noted that Americans are developing a more sophisticated understanding of China’s regional cultures. In addition, the Asian Art Museum was featured in an April 8 China Daily article on the museum’s special exhibition of the Terracotta Warriors. In an April 9 article in The Guardian, Xu describes the role of the Asian Art Museum as “America’s bridge to China.”
Newsmakers: Frank H. Wu, Legal Scholar
The Committee of 100 was featured in a March 21 International Herald Tribune interview with University of California Hastings School Law Chancellor and Dean Frank H. Wu on the impact of U.S.-China cyber-security tensions on Chinese Americans. Wu expressed concern that cyber-security issues could become the perfect scenario for the scapegoating of Chinese Americans, but also explained that Chinese Americans can be an asset to the U.S. government by serving as “citizen diplomats” and promoting constructive dialogue.