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The Rise of Innovative China

10/28/2007 --

Professor Ken Lieberthal will comment on Oct. 29 talk by China expert Adam Segal.

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Ross School Professor Ken Lieberthal will provide commentary for a public talk today (Oct. 29) by China expert Adam Segal of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Segal, an expert on Chinese domestic politics, technology development, foreign policy, and security issues, and author of Digital Dragon: High-Technology Enterprises in China, will speak on "The Rise of Innovative China" at 4 p.m. in Room 1110 Weill Hall at the Ford School of Public Policy.

He will address the current state of the Chinese national innovation system and identy critical trends in the evolution of technology sectors in China.

"Over the next three to five years, Chinese policymakers will have to find balance in three areas—between software and hardware, import and export markets, and technology policy and innovation strategy—which will shape the knowledge economy and may help transform China from being a technology market taker to a market maker," says Dan Plafcan, a post-doctoral fellow in Science, Technology and Public Policy at the Ford School. "Dr. Segal will describe how China's move up the value chain affects U.S. economic and security interests and how the United States should best respond to a more technologically capable China."

For more information, contact:
Bernie DeGroat, (734) 936-1015 or 647-1847,