News source: Cyber-threats posed by China

Although GoDaddy and Google cited China as a source of cyber attacks, they didn’t blame the government. But these firms are taking action to limit their dealings with China because of other government policies concerning privacy and censorship, which also have concerned the U.S. military. Will censorship and possible cyber attacks prompt other companies to limit their business in China?

Robert Vambery, a professor of international business and marketing at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business in New York, said this kind of behavior by the Chinese has been going on for a while and it’s naive not to expect it. While he sees the possibility of action by Google and other firms having some short- to intermediate-term impacts on other businesses’ dealings with China, they won’t be major, he said.

Contact: Bill Caldwell, Pace University, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

March 29, 2010

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Topic: Cyber-threats posed by China

Although GoDaddy and Google cited China as a source of cyber attacks, they didn’t blame the government. But these firms are taking action to limit their dealings with China because of other government policies concerning privacy and censorship, which also have concerned the U.S. military. Will censorship and possible cyber attacks prompt other companies to limit their business in China?

Robert Vambery, a professor of international business and marketing at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business in New York, said this kind of behavior by the Chinese has been going on for a while and it’s naive not to expect it. While he sees the possibility of action by Google and other firms having some short- to intermediate-term impacts on other businesses’ dealings with China, they won’t be major, he said.

“Unless there is some serious military encounter between China and the United States, then this is not likely to change significantly in the near future,” Vambery recently told Computerworld.

(http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9174242/Military_warns_of_increasingly_active_cyber_threat_from_China_ )

Vambery is available to comment on the impacts of the Google decisions in China on other U.S. based corporations and on U.S. national security. Phone: 201-886-2902 or 212-618-6572; email rvambery@pace.edu.

For nearly ten years Vambery served as Managing Editor and Editor at Large of the Journal of International Business Studies, the refereed journal of the Academy of International Business. His research interests include China-US Trade Relations, Japan-US Trade Relations, Global Competition at the Industry Level, and International Financial Crises.

He has been part of a joint project with KPMG Peat Marwick and the Global Economic Action Committee that lead to the development of a training program for East European university graduates. He worked with the Kwan Fong Institute of Hong Kong on the subject of “Trading and Investing in Hong Kong and the People’s Republic of China.” In conjunction with the Global Economic Action Committee, he researched “Modernization of the Chinese Economy and its Role in the Global Economy.”

Vambery was educated at Columbia University and received his PhD and M.Phil. degrees from its Graduate School of Business and Graduate Faculties, and his MS degree from its School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Pace Law School Named by EPA to China Environmental Law Initiative

The Environmental Protection Agency has added Pace Law School to its impressive roster of collaborating organizations working on the China Environmental Law Initiative.

Contact: Crista Scaturro, (914) 422-4389, cscaturro@law.pace.edu

Cara Cea, (914) 773-3312, ccea@pace.edu

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Environmental Protection Agency Names Pace Law School to China Environmental Law Initiative

WHITE PLAINS, NY – The Environmental Protection Agency has added Pace Law School to its impressive roster of collaborating organizations working on the China Environmental Law Initiative.

Launched by the EPA in 2007, the China Environmental Law Initiative has established a dialogue between the U.S. and China with regard to environmental law standards and practices. Collaborating organizations, including Pace Law School, were chosen to share with the Chinese government and other stakeholders best practices on topics ranging from climate change to pollution control to engaging public support for environmentally sustainable programs.

“We at Pace Law are thrilled to see our relationships, both with the EPA and with groups in China, formalized in such a prominent way,” said Assistant Dean for Environmental Law Programs Alexandra Dunn. “This is the result of several years of hard work on all sides.”

In this new role, Pace Law School faculty and students will work with the EPA and other collaborating organizations in making environmental law information both accessible and current. This will include maintaining information on the EPA China Initiative Web site, as well as conducting additional research. The goal is to ensure that both China and the U.S. are able to take advantage of all available environmental law developments.

The EPA appointment is the most recent linkage between Pace Law School and environmental law programs in China. Since 2005, Pace Law School has also participated in a number of environmental law conferences and programs with law schools in China, including Wuhan University School of Law (in Hubei Province) and Jiao Tong University (in Shanghai).

“This new collaboration furthers Pace Law School’s long history of working with EPA attorneys and Chinese scholars on comparative U.S.-China environmental law, of which we are so proud,” said Assistant Dean Dunn.

Pace joins law schools from George Washington University and the University of Maryland, as well as Vermont Law School, the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars and the American Chamber of Commerce of Shanghai as collaborators in the Initiative.

Founded in 1976, Pace University School of Law has over 7,500 alumni throughout the country and the world and is consistently ranked among the nation’s top three programs in environmental law. It offers full- and part-time day and evening JD programs on its White Plains, NY, campus and offers the Master of Laws degree in Environmental Law, Real Estate Law and Comparative Legal Studies, and a Doctor of Laws in environmental law. The School of Law is part of Pace University, a comprehensive, independent, and diversified university with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. www.law.pace.edu

Dec 9 at 2:30 pm – Dr. Michael A. Santoro, Author of “China 2020”

Free Lecture/Book Signing Event, Open to the public, Dr. Michael A. Santoro, author of “China 2020: How Western Business Can – and Should – Influence Social and Political Change in the Coming Decade”

Beyond being good corporate citizens … do international companies operating in China have a moral duty to advance democracy and human rights?

Pace University NYC Campus – Media Alert Wednesday, December 9 at 2:30 pm, 1 Pace Plaza (East of City Hall)

FREE Lecture/Book Signing Event, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Dr. Michael A. Santoro, author of China 2020: How Western Business Can – and Should – Influence Social and Political Change in the Coming Decade

In his latest book, Santoro says that it is in the economic interest of Western companies to abandon their “complacent partnership” with the Chinese government … and stick their necks out and press for things like an independent judiciary and Internet freedom.

The costly recall in 2007 by Mattel of millions of toys tainted with lead paint is just one example of the business danger for Western companies if they fail to hold their suppliers accountable.

About Michael A. Santoro: Santoro is an Associate Professor of Business Ethics (with tenure) at the Rutgers Business School. He holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy from Harvard University, a J.D. from New York University, and an A.B. from Oberlin College. His latest book, China 2020, was published by Cornell University Press in May 2009. His first book, Profits and Principles: Global Capitalism and Human Rights in China, was widely praised. In April 2000, Prof. Santoro testified before the United States Senate Finance Committee on the human rights implications of China’s entry into the World Trade Organization.

When: Wednesday, December 9 at 2:30 pm

Where: Pace University, 1 Pace Plaza, Downtown NY Campus (East of City Hall), Multipurpose Room

Event Co-Sponsors: Pace’s Confucius Institute is the first university-based institute in New York City. Founded in partnership with China’s Phoenix Publishing and Media Group, Pace’s Confucius Institute integrates pedagogical, scholarly, and professional expertise in the promotion of the study of Chinese language and culture. The Center for Global Business Programs at Pace’s Lubin School of Business enhances the global capabilities of students and faculty by providing high-quality academic and professional experiences, facilitating learning, and supporting applied research in the global environment.

Media RSVP: Samuella Becker, sbecker2@pace.edu, 212-346-1637 or 917-734-5172.

About Pace. For 103 years Pace University has produced thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lienhard School of Nursing, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu

Sherman Raskin to Address “Chinese Publishing in the USA” at Frankfurt Book Fair on Oct 15

Sherman Raskin, Director of Pace University’s M.S. in Publishing Program, will discuss “Chinese Publishing in the USA” at the 2009 Frankfurt Book Fair.

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Sherman Raskin, Director of Pace University Publishing Program, to Address “Chinese Publishing in the USA” at Frankfurt Book Fair on October 15

NEW YORK, NY, October 13, 2009 – Sherman Raskin, Director of Pace University’s M.S. in Publishing Program, will discuss “Chinese Publishing in the USA” at the 2009 Frankfurt Book Fair.

According to Raskin, “Chinese publishing in the United States is still in its infancy, with McGraw Hill and HarperCollins among the few publishers who have ventured out.”

Raskin’s talk is part of an International Chinese Publishing Forum organized by China’s large Phoenix Publishing & Media Group (PPMG) to be held October 15. It will also provide concrete suggestions about how to develop opportunities in the US market.

Pace Publishing has for the past three years had a program of educating Chinese publishers about the U.S. book industry and has co-organized a number of publishing conferences in China as part of China’s acceleration of its educational efforts.

In May 2009, Pace University’s ties to China were strengthened further when it opened the first university-based Confucius Institute in New York City, which was founded in partnership with the Chinese Language Council International and PPMG. Pace’s Confucius Institute integrates pedagogical, scholarly, and professional expertise in promoting the study of Chinese language and culture. PPMG also is using Pace’s Confucius Institute as a center for developing texts on teaching English.

About Pace University: For 103 years Pace University has produced thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lienhard School of Nursing, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. Visit Pace on the web at www.pace.edu| Facebook | Twitter (@PaceUNews) | Flickr | YouTube

Jiangsu Delegation Visits Pace Midtown Center, Friday, February 2

Members of an Official Delegation from Jiangsu province will visit Pace University’s campus in midtown Manhattan to discuss and further develop Pace’s growing collaborations with China, including Pace in China; a Confucius Institute at Pace; and the recently-established Sino-American Publishing Research Center at Pace.

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Contact Bill Caldwell, Office of Public Information, Pace University, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

February 1, 2007

Official Jiangsu Province Delegation to Visit
Pace University Friday, February 2,
Discuss Collaborative Projects in Publishing, Instruction in Chinese Language and Culture

WHO and WHAT: Members of an Official Delegation from Jiangsu province will visit Pace University’s campus in midtown Manhattan to discuss and further develop Pace’s growing collaborations with China, including Pace in China; a Confucius Institute at Pace; and the recently-established Sino-American Publishing Research Center at Pace.

The Jiangsu Delegation includes: SUN Zhijun, Vice Governor of Jiangsu Province, Chairman of the Jiangsu Overseas Culture Exchange Association; YAO Xiaodong, Deputy Secretary-General, Jiangsu Provincial Party Committee; ZHOU Li, General Manager, Jiangsu Broadcasting & Television Group; TANG Yonglin, Director, Division of America & Oceania, Jiangsu Foreign Affairs Office; LIU Aihua, Deputy Secretary-General, Jiangsu Overseas Culture Exchange Association; WANG Xiaohe, Secretary to Mr. Sun; and WANG Yan, Interpreter, Jiangsu Foreign Affairs Office.

Pace executives hosting the delegation are David A. Caputo, President; Beverly Kahn, Vice President for International Opportunities; Nira Herrmann, Dean, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences; Christopher T. Cory, Executive Director of Public Information; Joseph Tse-Hei Lee, Assoc. Professor of History and Co-director, Asian Studies, and from the University’s MS in Publishing program Sherman Raskin, Director and Professor, Ivor Whitson, Professor and Member, Pace Board of Trustees, and Xiao Chuan Lian, Administrative Director.

WHEN: Friday, February 2, 9 a.m. to noon.

WHERE: Pace University Midtown Center, 551 Fifth Avenue @ 45th Street, Room 1015, New York, NY.

Pace Announces Progress in China

Pace University President David A. Caputo will be available to media from 9 -10 am on Thursday, April 7, to detail the results of the University’s 15-day exploratory trip to China, from which the Pace delegation returned late last week.

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Rosemary Mercedes, Public Information, Pace University
212-346-1637, cell: 914-424-3845, rmercedes@pace.edu

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April 05, 2005

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PHOTO EDITORS – digital, amateur photographs of participants during their trip to China are available for your consideration.

CAPUTO TO ANNOUNCE PACE UNIVERSITY PROGRESS IN CHINA

Pace University President David A. Caputo will be available to media from 9 -10 am on Thursday, April 7, to detail the results of the University’s 15-day exploratory trip to China, from which the Pace delegation returned late last week.

President Caputo and Beverly Kahn, Pace Associate Provost for International Affairs, who also went to China, will talk about progress made in developing and expanding educational links with specific Chinese universities and professional training opportunities with Chinese provinces, with a special emphasis on finance, marketing and information technology.

The event will take place in the President’s office in Choate House, on Pace’s Pleasantville Campus, (861 Bedford Road, entrance 3).

Editor’s note: Media admission is by press card. Please contact Public Information at 212-346-1637 or 914-424-3845 for access.

Pace University to offer Degree Programs in China

By taking advantage of a groundbreaking overseas partnership, students in China will soon be able to enroll in Pace University and get a college degree from the school – and they’ll never have to set foot in New York.

CONTACT: SUSAN TOLCHIN, (914) 995-2932
LYNNE BEDELL (914) 995-3106
CHRISTOPHER T. CORY (PACE)
(212) 346-1117

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PACE UNIVERSITY TO OFFER DEGREE PROGRAMS IN CHINA
Westchester County helping pave way to new partnership

By taking advantage of a groundbreaking overseas partnership, students in China will soon be able to enroll in Pace University and get a college degree from the school – and they’ll never have to set foot in New York.
County Executive Andy Spano and Pace President David A. Caputo jointly announced today that Pace University is joining an elite group of universities and colleges that are certified to offer college degrees in China to Chinese citizens. Qiao Fenghe, educational consul from the People’s Republic of China, presented a government-issued letter of accreditation to Caputo, noting that Pace has an excellent reputation among educational institutions and offers an expertise that will help fill a need in China.

“We have worked hard to strengthen the business and economic connections between Westchester County and China, and this arrangement is a major step forward,” Spano said. “Pace has the needed expertise and international perspective to make this work and has been an able and willing partner. These programs will help fill China’s need for an educated workforce and accommodate the growing numbers of college-bound students.”
Caputo, who noted that Pace is the largest private university in Westchester, said they couldn’t have done it without Westchester’s help making the connections.

“The County’s savvy and encouragement have been instrumental, and we are extremely honored by China’s invitation for us to take Pace to China,” Caputo said.

The partnership between China and a Westchester institution stems from a networking trip to China two years ago by a Spano-led delegation. The delegation, which included the Westchester County Association, visited several Chinese universities and discussed the possibility of creating links with Westchester schools. Daisy Yau, Spano’s director of Asian American Affairs and Business Development, was instrumental in obtaining the needed government certification and continues to help with the initial steps of establishing an overseas “campus.”
Caputo noted that the program would fill a need in China. Interest in higher education has grown tremendously in recent years, and Pace can help fill the need for advanced training for key executives and leaders in business, computers, law, nursing, education and the arts and sciences – all areas where Pace has distinguished schools.
Pace expects to offer courses in China with a concentration on business and technology by 2006.

Spano noted that China’s economy has the highest growth rate in the world and the country has a great need for a college-educated workforce. He cited a strong connection between economic development and education and emphasized that the Chinese need a trained workforce to pursue economic opportunities
Perhaps most importantly for Westchester, Pace’s expansion should also help strengthen the ability of local businesses and other institutions to conduct business and other activities with China, Spano added.

Pace has a long history of educational involvements with China. The school currently offers an M.A. program in accounting in Shanghai, with the first class of 12 graduating in June. More than 200 students from China and Hong Kong attend Pace campuses in Westchester and New York City. The school also has an active study abroad program and often sends faculty to China to teach or do research projects.

Recent reports have estimated that the number of students seeking college degrees in China is expected to increase to 16 million this year – up from 11 million in 2000 – and to keep rising thereafter.

China began certifying U.S. institutions to teach in China in 2002. Thirty-two institutions in the Northeastern U.S. – New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Ohio – are currently certified. Pace is the first school in Westchester County to receive the certification.

Many of the details still have to be worked out, including what degrees will be offered and where classes will be held. Pace plans to hold discussions with several universities about developing a partnership and/or joint degree programs. The schools being explored are South China Technical University in Guangzhou; Yantze University in Jingzhou; and Northwest University in Xian.

Spano and Caputo plan to lead another delegation to China in March for a “fact-finding” trip to explore the next steps. The delegation will include Yau; Associate Provost for Academic Affairs Beverly Kahn; the deans of business and information technology; a representative of the Westchester County Association; Norman Jacknis, the county’s chief information officer; and Salvatore Carrera, head of economic development. Spano noted that they also plan to pursue several economic development initiatives such as establishing a “business outreach center” to help open doors for local firms wanting to do business with Chinese companies.

Pace University is on its Way to China

County Executive Andy Spano and Pace University President David A. Caputo will make a joint announcement at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, about how the college will soon begin offering degrees in China to Chinese citizens.

CONTACT:

CHRISTOPHER T. CORY, 212-346-1117
SUSAN TOLCHIN, 914-995-2932
LYNNE BEDELL, 914-995-3106

County Executive Andy Spano and Pace University President David A. Caputo will make a joint announcement at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, about how the college will soon begin offering degrees in China to Chinese citizens.

Qiao Fenghe, educational consul from the People’s Republic of China, will officially present the university with the needed certification from the Chinese ministries.

The event will take place in the lobby of Pace University’s graduate school at 1 Martine Ave., in White Plains (at the corner of Bank Street).

The innovative program is one of the results to come from a 2002 trip to China led by Spano that explored various economic development initiatives and promoted links with local educational and business institutions.

Pace University Offers MS in Accounting in China

Pace University’s Lubin School of Business is offering a pilot MS in Accounting program for students in Shanghai in conjunction with Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE).

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Contact: Bill Caldwell, Office of Public Information, Pace University, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

Pace University Offers MS in Accounting in China

Students in Shanghai benefit from the study of U.S. accounting theory and practice

New York, NY – February 24, 2003 – Pace University’s Lubin School of Business is offering a pilot MS in Accounting program for students in Shanghai in conjunction with Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE).

“This mutual endeavor provides an excellent opportunity for Chinese business professionals to study United States accounting, auditing and taxation,” said Arthur L. Centonze, dean of the Lubin School. “The program is timely in light of China’s emergence in the global economy and specifically in its ties to U.S. business.”

The program enables students in Shanghai, who are mainly working full-time, to complete the identical program in which students participate at Pace University in New York. Courses are presented in English by Pace faculty in SUFE classrooms with SUFE support personnel and facilities.

Almost 40 individuals applied for admission to the pilot program, 12 of whom were selected to form the initial class. Given the background and prior training of this particular cohort, it will take less than two years for the students to complete the required 37 credits in accounting and business communication. In the future, cohorts of between 15 and 25 students are expected to form every two years, and will spend time in New York City as part of the educational process.

“We foresee a rapid growth in the demand for talented accounting professionals in both China and the U.S.,” said Xin-Yuan Chen, dean of SUFE. “This program allows accounting professionals in China to expand their knowledge beyond China’s national borders and serves the growing market for accounting, auditing and taxation skills.”

The program received formal approval by the Chinese Ministry of Education and the Chinese Central Commission of Academic Affairs. The initial class participated in an opening ceremony in Shanghai. Attending the ceremony were professors and senior administrators of the Lubin School and SUFE in Shanghai; and guests from KPMG, Shanghai National Accounting Institute, Ernst & Young Dahua, and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent university with campuses in New York City and Westchester County and a Hudson Valley Center located at Stewart International Airport in New Windsor. More than 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, Lienhard School of Nursing and Pace Law School.

Pace University to Host Community Chinese New Year Extravaganza

Eighty local school children from Chinatown in downtown New York will participate in Pace University’s School of Education’s 18th annual Chinese New Year Extravaganza celebrating the year of the Horse, 4700. More than 400 local school children from Chinatown and Brooklyn will come to watch the celebration. The celebration will take place at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts on Spruce and Gold Streets of the University’s downtown campus on February 6, from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

NEW YORK – Eighty local school children from Chinatown in downtown New York will participate in Pace University’s School of Education’s 18th annual Chinese New Year Extravaganza celebrating the year of the Horse, 4700. More than 400 local school children from Chinatown and Brooklyn will come to watch the celebration. The celebration will take place at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts on Spruce and Gold Streets of the University’s downtown campus on February 6, from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

To ring in the Year of the Horse children from Chinatown schools JHS 56, PS 2, and IS 131 will perform traditional Chinese dances choreographed by A.R.T.S., Inc. A children’s art exhibition will be also on display at the bookstore at One Pace Plaza, level B, from February 2 to 9 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. There will be a special showing of the exhibit in the lobby of the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts on February 6.

The event is co-sponsored by JPMorgan Chase, United Chinese Students Association and the Office of Multicultural Affairs in conjunction with A. R. T. S., Inc. and the Chinese American Planning Council.

The Chinese New Year Extravaganza is a community event open to the public; reservations are not required for individuals but school groups should call in advance to ensure space. For access to the art exhibit please call in advance.

For more information call: Jennifer White at 212-346-1118

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Nearly 13,500 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, School of Law, Lienhard School of Nursing and the World Trade Institute.