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The Chinafornia Newsletter 3.16.17 - China and Hollywood: Doomed to Fail?

Welcome to the 16th edition of The Chinafornia Newsletter, your weekly digest of news connecting the
March 16 · Issue #17 · View online
Matt Sheehan's Newsletter
Welcome to the 16th edition of The Chinafornia Newsletter, your weekly digest of news connecting the Golden State and the Middle Kingdom.
Lots of great reads on both tech space and Hollywood this week. Here are three not to miss:
3. Culture Corner: The Red Print Album – Sino-US hip hop parodies via Big Daddy Dough. So, so good.
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The Chinafornia Newsletter is created by me, Matt Sheehan. I spent over five years in mainland China, including two as The Huffington Post’s first-ever China correspondent. I’m now back in my native California consulting on China-related projects and writing a book on Chinafornia.
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Bonus: on Wednesday Li Keqiang held his annual press conference. Last week I published this gonzo longform piece w/ SupChina on my own adventures at village protests and asking Li a question at the presser: 
China and the Eight Guardian Warriors of American tech - SupChina
American Unrest Proves China Got the Internet Right | Foreign Policy
Is Google another step closer to being unblocked in China? | South China Morning Post
Is Netflix Giving Up on China? | Filmart 2017 | Hollywood Reporter
Kushners Set to Get $400 Million From Chinese Firm on Tower - Bloomberg
After $225 Billion in Deals Last Year, China Reins In Overseas Investment -
Hollywood and China, a Relationship Doomed to Fail | Hollywood Reporter
Dick Clark Productions-Wanda Deal Fails to Close: What Does That Mean? | Variety
Chinese Actors Say Farewell to Hollywood | Hollywood Reporter
China's Censors Briefly Lift Veil on Film Review Process | China Film Insider
In ‘Maineland,’ Chinese High School Kids Live the American Dream | China Film Insider
Old Chinatown, New Chinatown
A look back at Jeremy Lin’s back-to-back ‘Sports Illustrated’ covers — The Undefeated
Chinatowns Across The Country Face Off With Gentrification : Code Switch : NPR
The Beltway and Beijing
A Breezy Resort, and a Thorny Agenda, for Trump’s Meeting With Xi Jinping of China - The New York Times
A curious timeline of trademarks granted to Donald Trump by an increasingly helpful China — Quartz
Businesswoman Who Bought Trump Penthouse Is Connected to Chinese Intelligence Front Group | Mother Jones
Trump’s Top China Expert Isn’t a China Expert | Foreign Policy
Jobs and Events
Leading the Charge: Strengthening California-China Collaboration on Clean Air and Climate Change | Northern California | Asia Society
Chinese Calligraphy Tickets, Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 2:00 PM | Eventbrite
Culture Corner
The Red Print Album | Big Daddy Dough |
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