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Welcome to the 38th edition of The Chinafornia Newsletter, your weekly digest of news connecting the
August 17 · Issue #38 · View online
Matt Sheehan's Newsletter
Welcome to the 38th edition of The Chinafornia Newsletter, your weekly digest of news connecting the Golden State and the Middle Kingdom.
Nice variety of different topics this week, ranging from China’s A.I. ambitions to Foxconn investing in America and an interview on China-US culture smashes in the underground music scene.
Newsletter delivery may be spotty over the next 2-3 weeks as I’m heading out to China for a bit. I’ll be in Beijing->Shijiazhuang->Qingdao->Shanghai seeing old friends and doing some research on film industry tie-ups. If you or anyone you know is involved in film (or other Chinafornia topics) over there and open to speaking, please drop me a line:
In preparation for that Beijing trip, this week’s Culture Corner is my visual tribute to that city: Rhapsody in Beijing. I made the video during the summer of 2013, and it’s still one of the things I’m most proud of from my time there. Beijing is endlessly beautiful and so god damn full of life – an epic city deserving of a epic piece of music like Rhapsody in Blue.
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The Chinafornia Newsletter is created by me, Matt Sheehan. I’m a fellow at The Paulson Institute and write for the think tank’s site MacroPolo. I spent over five years in mainland China, including two as the first-ever China correspondent for The Huffington Post and The WorldPost. I’m now back in my native California where I’m consulting on market entry and communications for 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

China’s Plan to ‘Lead’ in AI: Purpose, Prospects, and Problems
China drone maker steps up security after U.S. Army ban | Reuters
In China, Facebook Tests the Waters With a Stealth App - The New York Times
Chinese app developers lodge Apple antitrust complaint
Why Wisconsin’s Foxconn Deal is Better Than You Might Think - MacroPoloWhy Wisconsin’s Foxconn Deal is Better Than You Might Think - MacroPolo
Doing Business in China: Film Importers Find Lucrative Seat in China Box Office - Caixin Global
China-Hollywood Love Affair Is Clearly Over But Could Heat Up Again
Film Review: 'Wolf Warriors II'
澳洲大学老师用中文警告别作弊 中国留学生怒了|中国留学生|中文|作弊_新浪新闻
Real Estate
EB-5 Project Database: 2017 Supplement with Trends and Observations
Wanda Selling Overseas Asset in Restructuring | Mingtiandi
Longform Podcast - Jay Caspian Kang
Allyson Toy Talks the Bamboo Ceiling in Music | HYPEBAE
Remembering a Pioneer of Asian-American Studies | The New Yorker
Chinese tourists spend most in US - China Daily
Caesars launches WeChat Pay for Chinese visitors – Las Vegas Review-Journal
Jobs and Events
US Correspondent - Tech, South China Morning Post - NY / CA job with South China Morning Post | 73183
Culture Corner
Rhapsody in Beijing 北京狂想曲 - YouTube
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