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The Chinafornia Newsletter 4.6.17 -- The New Chinese Diaspora

Welcome to the 19th edition of The Chinafornia Newsletter, your weekly digest of news connecting the
April 6 · Issue #19 · View online
Matt Sheehan's Newsletter
Welcome to the 19th edition of The Chinafornia Newsletter, your weekly digest of news connecting the Golden State and the Middle Kingdom.
I’m still on the road in Beijing and Shijiazhuang, but lots of great stuff out this week that I wanted to get in your inbox. And with so much Ivanka/Kushner news popping off I added a section: “Prince(ss)ling Watch.”
A couple must-reads:
2. The New Chinese Diaspora (The Lowy Institute)
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.
You can read some of my best work on my own website: An Optimist’s Guide to China. Follow me on Twitter @mattsheehan88 and feel free to email me at

New Google Translate app now available in China as company tries to edge back in - The Washington Post
Tesla Needs Help in China - Bloomberg View
Amazon and Facebook Hit Unexpected Obstacle in India: China - WSJ
The New York Times vs. the ‘Great Firewall’ of China - The New York Times
Chinese Investment in U.S. Aviation | U.S.-CHINA
Faraday Future cancels plans for second factory in San Francisco Bay Area - Business Insider
China Newspaper Calls Production Gap with Hollywood 'Embarrassing' | China Film Insider
Why Hollywood Should Worry About The US-China Summit | China Film Insider
Despite 2016 Slowdown, Wanda's Zeng Predicts Strong China Cinema Growth | China Film Insider
Real Estate
Betting on China — The California Sunday Magazine
Old Chinatown, New Chinatown
The new Chinese diaspora
U.S. Supreme Court refuses to review challenge to California 'comfort women' statue | The Japan Times
The Beltway and Beijing
The silk-silver axis: Averting a Chinese-American trade war | The Economist
The big problem with a China meeting? Trump has no China policy. - The Washington Post
These Are the States With the Most to Win and Lose From Trade With China - Bloomberg
Prince(ss)ling Watch
China Learns How to Get Trump’s Ear: Through Jared Kushner - The New York Times
Anbang, Kushner End Manhattan Talks as Lawmakers Cite Conflicts - Bloomberg
The ‘Goddess’ Yi Wan Ka: Ivanka Trump Is a Hit in China - The New York Times
More US cities aim to make Chinese travelers feel at home
Culture Corner
Little Big Shots - Clear the Dance Floor for Xiongfei! - YouTube
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