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On this new podcast from the USC U.S.-China Institute, we’re looking beyond the headlines to hear the stories of everyday people in China. We’ll explore the individual relationships with China that, together, tell the story of a changing China.

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On this new podcast from the USC U.S.-China Institute, we’re looking beyond the headlines to hear the stories of everyday people in China. We’ll explore the individual relationships with China that, together, tell the story of a changing China.

    #7: Starting China's Startups

    #7: Starting China's Startups

    The son of Hong Kong immigrants, Andy Mok left New York to find China on the cusp of a tech boom. To help fill the entrepreneurship knowledge gap, he started Beijing Tech Hive, the first weekend startup bootcamp in China.

    To learn more about the USC U.S.-China Institute, visit our website and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

    • 24 min
    #6: Holding China Accountable

    #6: Holding China Accountable

    Lingling Wei’s grandfather was an aide to Mao Zedong for 13 years. She went off to study journalism at Fudan University and New York University and returned home to China as a foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. Until the Chinese government expelled her.

    Lingling discussed her new book, Superpower Showdown, with us last summer.

    Watch Assignment: China, our documentary series on the history of American journalists working in China.

    To learn more about the USC U.S.-China Institute, visit our website or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

    • 29 min
    #5: Covering China’s Economic Boom

    #5: Covering China’s Economic Boom

    A boy in Montana determined to learn Chinese, Dexter “Tiff” Roberts eventually became one of Businessweek’s first China correspondents. For two decades he explored how government policies affected everyday people. His new book, The Myth of Chinese Capitalism, tells the story of China’s hundreds of millions of migrant workers.

    To learn more about the USC U.S.-China Institute, visit our website or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

    • 18 min
    #4: Becoming an Activist

    #4: Becoming an Activist

    Teng Biao grew up in a rural village before attending law school at Peking University and focusing on human rights. While his early successes were lauded by the Chinese government, he was later abducted and tortured by police. He fled to the United States with his family and now teaches at Hunter College in NYC.

    See his talk at USC on human rights in China.

    To learn more about the USC U.S.-China Institute, visit our website or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

    • 17 min
    #3: Solving the China Puzzle

    #3: Solving the China Puzzle

    Stanley Rosen was a pre-med student before he first got interested in China. A professor at USC now, his classes on Chinese politics, society, and film are informed by the over 60 trips he's made to China since 1980.

    To learn more about the USC U.S.-China Institute, visit our website or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

    • 17 min
    #2: Selling Cars Where No One Drives

    #2: Selling Cars Where No One Drives

    Michael Dunne was majoring in French when one of his professors told him that the future was in China. With that advice, having never stepped foot in China before, he switched to studying Chinese and business marketing.

    To learn more about the USC U.S.-China Institute, visit our website or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

    • 22 min

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