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August 31, 2009

U-M auto expert Bruce Belzowski discusses Buick's enduring popularity in China

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"It was a status symbol and it stayed that way."

"Buick remains popular with China's upper-middle class"
by Jewel Gopwani and Marcin Szczepanski, Detroit Free Press

Posted by zzhu at 10:07 AM

August 17, 2009

Kenneth Lieberthal discusses collision of Chinese domestic politics and international business demands

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"They've always looked in the past to what's good for China, and they still do. But for the first time, added to that is the consideration that they're in the position of being rule-makers, not just rule-takers."

"China Warms to New Credo: Business First"
by Michael Wines, The New York Times

Posted by zzhu at 09:35 PM

CCS Director and Professor of Political Science Mary Gallagher talks to the New York Times about Chinese workers who protest privatization of steel mill

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"Bowing to Protests, China Halts Privatization of Steel Mill"
by Keith Bradsher, The New York Times

Posted by zzhu at 09:24 PM

August 13, 2009

Michigan Law Professor and CCS Faculty Associate Nicholas Howson comments on Rio Tinto spying charges

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"My sense is that this is the state security bureau running a little amok."

"4 on Rio Tinto's China Staff Won't Face Spying Charge"
by David Barboza, The New York Times

Posted by zzhu at 12:36 PM

August 07, 2009

Mary Gallagher to give talk at Charlevoix Public Library, 2PM, Saturday, 08/08/2009

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Speaker: Mary Gallagher, Director of the Center for Chinese Studies and Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan

Reception immediately following the presentation.

Reservations required: 231.237.7340

This talk will examine the domestic and international challenges of China’s dramatic economic growth over the past quarter century. Mary Gallagher will examine the ecological, economic, and political demands that China faces in the near term.

For additional information and directions, please visit the Charlevoix Public Library Web site.

Posted by zzhu at 04:48 PM