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Sociological Analysis Shows Emergence of "Rights Revolution" in China

American Sociological Association (ASA)

While the 2008 summer Olympics in Beijing has elicited a rallying cry for human rights among high-profile activists and organizations outside China, ordinary Chinese citizens are mobilizing to fight for their rights inside the rapidly changing country, according to sociologist Ching Kwan Lee, writing in the summer issue of the American Sociological Association's Contexts magazine.

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14-Jul-2008 8:00 AM EDT

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Success of Olympics to Decide China's Future

Central Michigan University

Many analysts believe that the Olympic Games in Beijing will be a coming out party for the world to see China's economic progress. Randall Doyle, CMU history faculty member and an authority on northeast Asia, believes that the Games also could bring unwanted attention to the social and political problems in China. Doyle is available for commentary on the issue.

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9-Jul-2008 8:50 AM EDT
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Secrets of Success

University of Southern California (USC)

USC Marshall Study Looks at Factors Behind Successful Entry into Chinese and Indian Marketplaces A new University of Southern California Marshall School of Business study is the first to show why foreign companies have succeeded or failed while entering markets in China and India. Many of those findings are surprising, say its authors.

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26-Jun-2008 12:00 AM EDT
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Teachers Come to Indiana University to Learn How to Teach Chinese to U.S. School Children

Indiana University

In response to China's growing economic importance and other factors, Mandarin Chinese is becoming one of the fastest growing languages for students in secondary schools and colleges nationwide. At Indiana University, middle and high school teachers are immersed in an intensive, two-and-a-half-week course on teaching Mandarin Chinese.

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Released:
23-Jun-2008 12:00 AM EDT
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Expertise Available for Beijing Olympics Coverage

University of Wisconsin-Madison

As China prepares to welcome athletes from around the globe for the Summer Olympics in Beijing, interest in the games and the world's most populous country is reaching new heights.

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20-May-2008 4:50 PM EDT
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China Quake May Rattle Hydropower Plans, Global Energy Markets

Washington University in St. Louis

China's massive earthquake may have dealt a huge blow to nation's push for more hydro-electric power dams, forcing more reliance on coal, more pollution and more competition for scarce global energy resources, suggests the author of a new book on the politics of China's epic dam-building campaign.

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16-May-2008 8:45 AM EDT
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Economists Expect Soaring World Cotton Import Demand Led by China

Texas Tech University

World demand for imported cotton will jump by as much as 50 percent in the next decade as China's emerging middle class snaps up ever more of the fluffy fiber, Texas Tech University economists predict. Yet India is poised to profit most from this windfall instead of U.S. farmers.

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21-Apr-2008 5:15 PM EDT
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Newswise: New Study Shows China Leading World in Technology

New Study Shows China Leading World in Technology

Georgia Institute of Technology, Research Communications

A new study of worldwide technological competitiveness suggests China may soon rival the United States as the principal driver of the world's economy "“ a position the U.S. has held since the end of World War II. If that happens, it will mark the first time in nearly a century that two nations have competed for leadership as equals.

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Released:
24-Jan-2008 9:00 AM EST
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Environmental Science and Research in China: A Snapshot of the Current State

Allen Press Publishing

Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (ET&C) recently released a Special Edition containing 34 papers reporting the fate and effects of chemicals in the Chinese environment. This special issue is dedicated to documenting the results of environmental research conducted mostly by Chinese scientists residing in China.

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Released:
13-Jan-2008 5:35 PM EST
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Newswise: Learn to Read Chinese for Free at New Web Site; Fills Unmet Natl. Need

Learn to Read Chinese for Free at New Web Site; Fills Unmet Natl. Need

University of Maryland, College Park

A state-of-the-art, U.S.-funded Web site developed by the University of Maryland's National Foreign Language Center is now live online to help teach high school students to read Chinese and to provide essential classroom support for teachers. The developers say the new tool fills a vital and previously unmet national need.

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Released:
7-Jun-2007 12:10 PM EDT
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