People keep moving from rural areas into cities.
U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, "Hearing: China’s Impact on the North Carolina Economy: Winners and Losers," September 6, 2007
September 6, 2007
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, Kenan Conference Center – Room 204
Skipper Bowles Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-1550.
Hearing Co Chairs: Commissioners Jeffrey Fiedler and Dennis Shea
Panel I: North Carolina’s Changing Economy
Rick L. Weddle, President and CEO of the Research Triangle Park Foundation of North Carolina
Dr. Patrick J. Conway, UNC Economist and expert on globalization’s effects on textiles and on the efficacy of trade remedies
Panel II: How China Trade Has Affected North Carolina’s Economy
Dr. Gary Gereffi, Director, Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness, Duke University
Betty McGrath, Manager, Policy Program Evaluation and Research, North Carolina Employment Security Commission
Panel III: Case Studies of China’s Impact on the Furniture, Tire, Textile, and Clothing Industries
Harris Raynor, UNITE HERE Vice President
Darryl Jackson, President of United Steelworkers Local 959 (Goodyear)
Panel IV: Case Study of China’s Impact on the New Economy
Michael Chen, Vice President of Corporate Marketing, Red Hat Software—Headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC and has a service/sales center in China.
Panel V: How Existing Remedies to Unfair Trade Have Performed in North Carolina: The Bedroom Furniture Industry and the Textile Industry
Wyatt Bassett, President, Vaughan-Bassett Furniture of Elkin, NC
James Chesnutt, President and CEO of National Spinning Co., Inc. of Washington, NC
Panel VI: The Human Costs to North Carolina of China Trade, and Ameliorating Those Costs
Dr. H. James Owen, President, Piedmont Community College
Mr. Thomas J. White, Director, Business and Industry Services, North Carolina Department of Commerce, Raleigh, North Carolina
Open Microphone: Listening to the People of North Carolina
Kirk Denton will look at the role of politics—especially political parties—in the establishment, administration, architectural design, and historical narratives of museums in Taiwan.
Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a discussion with Barry Naughton on his assessment of what he and his colleagues got right and wrong in looking at China’s economy over the past four decades.