April forum at The U to focus on China

VERMILLION, S.D. -- A panel of experts from The University of South Dakota will address the topic of China during the April International Forum at noon on Wednesday, April 30 in Farber Hall.

Benno Wymar, Ph.D., professor emeritus of economics, will moderate a USD panel of Randall Waldron, Ph.D., professor of economics and a visiting Fulbright Professor in Beijing during the past academic year, XT Wang, Ph.D., professor of psychology, and visiting and adjunct professor at Peking University, and Fan Zhou, doctoral student and president of the USD International Student Club, as they debate issues on China and the Chinese government.

China continues to receive much attention in the news, not only due to the upcoming Olympic Games, but also due to its source of funds for both the United States Government and major financial institutions like CITI Bank. South Dakota is also a significant market for agricultural exports to China and, one of the topics for discussion on April 30, as the result of China’s high rate of economic growth higher gasoline prices throughout the world.

"China" is part of a monthly international forum series at The University of South Dakota. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact Benno Wymar, professor emeritus of economics, at bwymar@usd.edu.