October 23, 2019

Event Coverage Highlight

VIDEO: William J. Holstein Discusses ‘The New Art of War’




On June 5, Bill Holstein, a past president and long-time governor of the OPC, spoke about this new book, The New Art of War: China’s Deep Strategy Inside the United States, which explores how China’s government is orchestrating a massive campaign to steal American technology inside the United States through cyber hacking as well as recruitment of Chinese and Chinese-Americans working inside U.S. companies and institutions.

Click the window above to see clips from the program.

The moderator was Barbara Demick, who served as Beijing bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times from 2007 to 2017. She is the author of Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea and Logavina Street: Life and Death in a Sarajevo Neighborhood. Demick won several awards for her work, including the OPC’s 2005 Joe and Laurie Dine Award, Britain’s Samuel Johnson Award for best nonfiction, a George Polk Award and Robert F. Kennedy Award, among others.

Holstein started covering China’s modernization efforts 40 years ago after United Press International transferred him to Hong Kong. He won an OPC award for best foreign economic reporting for that coverage and was promoted to Beijing bureau chief. He has remained involved in coverage over the years for Business Week, U.S. News & World Report and Chief Executive magazine. He edited a book based on an OPC China Hands reunion in 2014 entitled, Has the American Media Misjudged China?