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The Chinafornia Newsletter 8.9.17 - Bruce Lee's Legendary Oakland Brawl

Welcome to the 37th edition of The Chinafornia Newsletter, your weekly digest of news connecting the
August 9 · Issue #37 · View online
Matt Sheehan's Newsletter
Welcome to the 37th edition of The Chinafornia Newsletter, your weekly digest of news connecting the Golden State and the Middle Kingdom.
We’ve got some great longform pieces this week on very different dimensions of Chinafornia: tech giants aiding Beijing’s ambitions, legendary Bruce Lee fights in Oakland, and Asian-American identity on campus. I highly recommend digging into them all.
Note: this week I added a short list of straight headlines+links to the bottom of the tech section. Lately there’s been a number of tech-related stories that I’ve had to cut for space, but wanted to try including in a condensed format this week.
Top stories:
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

How This U.S. Tech Giant Is Backing China’s Tech Ambitions - The New York Times
Nintendo's Chinese Rival Wants to Know What Makes Western Gamers Tick - Bloomberg
Huawei Expected to Gain U.S. Foothold With AT&T — The Information
U.S. Army halts use of Chinese-made drones over cyber concerns | Reuters
Exclusive: China regulators plan to crack down further on overseas deals | Reuters
Faraday Future leases million-square-foot factory in California - Autoblog
China Crack Down Hitting Hollywood: Where Do China Investments Stand? | Deadline
They Call Us Bruce: Episode 18: They Call Us Birth of the Dragon
Former Lionsgate film executive Rob Friedman joins Tang Media - LA Times
Real Estate
Could ethical investing help ease Vancouver's affordability crisis? - British Columbia - CBC News
Rich SF residents get a shock: Someone bought their street - San Francisco Chronicle
Chinese appetite for US real estate swells to $31.7 billion |
What a Fraternity Hazing Death Revealed About the Painful Search for an Asian-American Identity - The New York Times
How the ‘Home of Overseas Chinese' is Memorializing Emigrants
Affirmative Action Battle Has a New Focus: Asian-Americans - The New York Times
Jobs and Events
2017 Chinatown Alleyways Festival: Music, Dance, Art | SF | Funcheap
Culture Corner
Lust, Caution - YouTube
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