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China’s Push for Urbanization and Its Accompanying Challenges

Chen LiUrbanization has been the new buzzword in China ever since the opening of the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (NCCPC) in November 2012. Former President Hu Jintao’s report outlined the tremendous growth in China since economic reforms started more than 30 years ago. For example, China now has the second-largest economy in the world. In 2012 its per capita GDP reached USD$6,100 (National Bureau of Statistics 2012).

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Center Associate Li Qi wins Fulbright

Li Qi, associate professor of economics at Agnes Scott College, has been selected as a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar, a prestigious national program for U.S. faculty to research abroad. Dr. Qi will spend seven months as a visiting scholar with…

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China and a U.S.-Iran War

Negotiations about Iran’s nuclear program moved to a crucial stage in May and June of 2012. Unless Tehran accedes to international demands that it open to international inspections that verify that Iran’s nuclear programs are not designed to produce nuclear weapons, a pre-emptive military strike — perhaps by Israel alone, perhaps with U.S. participation — could well result. In the midst of this escalating tension, prominent voices in the United States are urging that China could play an important role in resolving the Iran nuclear issue and averting a potential clash between Iran and the US. and/or Israel.

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