Jan. 30

No. 152

AMS Weekly Newsletter
Dedicated to the development of the future stewards of U.S.-China relations
Weekly Readings

Xi Jinping delivered a speech during  a Politburo study session at People's Daily in Beijing on Jan. 25, 2019, calling for integrated media development and a strengthening of mainstream/popular opinion in media communication.  Xi's emphasis on integrated media highlights the role that the media can play in creating a common theoretical foundation for all Party members and all people.  While the full text of the speech is unavailable, the article below outlines the 10 main takeaways:


俗语 in Xi Jinping's Speeches

fèn fā yǒu wéi
Meaning: be industrious and enthusiastic
Xi Jinping was short on speeches this week, as he was busy dishing out New Year's greetings to a wide variety of groups. For this week's chengyu we turn to a quotation of Xi's from this past December that was highlighted a few days ago in a 人民网 article on the importance of history. Xi is explaining that while there are laws to historical development, people still have an important role to play. 
Original:  历史发展有其规律,但人在其中不是完全消极被动的。只要把握住历史发展大势,抓住历史变革时机,奋发有为,锐意进取,人类社会就能更好前进。
AMS Next-Generation Scholar Work

AMS Next-Generation Scholar Emily Walz recently published this excellent piece entitled "You Can't Arrest Us All!" in the Los Angeles Review of Books China Channel
Read Emily's review of Betraying Big Brother: The Feminist Awakening in China by Leta Hong Fincher to learn more about the Feminist Five and responses to China's "patriarchal flavor of authoritarian."    
Video of the Week 

《开讲啦》invites "role models of Chinese youth" as guest speakers to share their insight and advice, and thus is a good chance to practice listening to Chinese dialogue. This episode features Xi'an Jiaotong University President Wang Shuguo, who discusses the impact of the fourth industrial revolution and the Internet on universities in China, and the approach he has taken to reinvent his university as one that keeps up with the trends of the times.  Check it out via the link below:
Job Opportunity

The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission has an opening for a Policy Analyst on the Economics and Trade team in Washington, DC. For more information about the position, the vacancy announcement is linked here. The application deadline is February 18, 2019.

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