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China May Be the Biggest Economy but Its Currency Falls Short as the Standard for Global Transactions

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SU Expert Available to Speak on U.S., World Economic Impact of China-Hong Kong Tensions

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China’s International Status on the Line in Hong Kong

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Protests in Hong Kong; GW Experts Available to Comment

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Chinese Company Led By U.Va. Darden Graduate Invests $2 Billion and Will Create 2,000 Jobs in Virginia

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Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced yesterday the largest Chinese economic development investment and job creation project in the history of the Commonwealth — $2 billion and 2,000 jobs.

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‘Rice Theory’ Explains North-South China Cultural Differences

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A new cultural psychology study has found that psychological differences between the people of northern and southern China mirror the differences between community-oriented East Asia and the more individualistic Western world – and the differences seem to have come about because southern China has grown rice for thousands of years, whereas the north has grown wheat.

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China Looks to Science and Technology to Fuel Its Plans for Innovation-Based Economy

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One of the world’s leading experts on science, technology and innovation in China, Denis Simon recently hosted an ASU conference that focused on the evolving role of science and technology in China’s international relations.

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China’s Ocean Energy Push Comes with a High Price

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China’s Growing Reliance on Lower-Paid Contract Nurses May Compromise Patient Care, New Research Suggests

Economic and health system reforms in China in recent decades have dramatically reduced the number of traditional hospital nursing jobs, known as “bianzhi” or “iron rice bowl” positions, which are guaranteed for life. Instead, more than half of nursing posts in many Chinese hospitals are now filled with contract-based nurses who do the same work as “bianzhi” for lower pay, fewer benefits and limited job security. A new study from Columbia University School of Nursing, published in the journal Human Resources for Health, found significantly higher levels of compensation-related dissatisfaction among contract nurses than their “bianzhi” peers. Hospitals with a disproportionate number of contract nurses also had significantly higher levels of patient dissatisfaction, which prior research has linked to lower quality care and worse outcomes.

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US-China Policy Reaches Delicate Phase, Scholars Say

As China and the United States engage in a dispute over China’s recent proclamation of a new “air defense identification zone,” University of Chicago scholars say the clash illustrates the increasingly complicated geopolitical pressures between these two major powers.

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