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U-M experts available to discuss Hong Kong protests

September 30, 2014
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ANN ARBOR—Hong Kong is experiencing its most serious unrest since the former British colony returned to Chinese rule in 1997.

Experts at the University of Michigan are available to discuss the political and economic implications of the demonstrations:

Linda Y.C. Lim, professor of strategy, can discuss the protests’ economic impact. She focuses on the political economy of multinational and local business, the changing international trade and investment environment, and the influence of domestic politics, economic policy and culture on business structure, strategy and operations. Contact: (734) 763-0290lylim@umich.edu

Louisa Lim, the Howard R. Marsh visiting professor of journalism, can discuss Hong Kong politics. She is the author of the recently published book “The People’s Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited.” Her op-ed “Hong Kong people!” was in the New York Times Sept. 29. Contact: (734) 615-4038limlc@umich.edu

Mary Gallagher, director of the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, can address social instability concerns, contagion effects on the mainland and student protests historically. Gallagher is an associate professor of political science whose interests include comparative politics of transitional and developing states as well as labor issues. Contact: (734) 615-9154metg@umich.edu

Yuen Yuen Ang, an assistant professor in political science, can comment on Xi Jinping’s efforts to build legitimacy, changing trends in governance within China and political pressures of the Hong Kong protest on Chinese leaders. Ang’s research seeks to understand when and how economic conditions and governing institutions interact and mutually transform. Contact: (734) 936-0089, yuenang@umich.edu

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