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Introducing TSU CI

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Roger Hart

on 2 February 2014

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Introducing the Texas Southern University Confucius Institute
Texas Southern University Confucius Institute
Began operations in fall 2013
Established in 2012
TSU President Dr. John M. Rudley
US Congressman Al Green
First Confucius Institute in the Houston metro area
Focus: Entrepreneurship (business, science, social, cultural)
Mission: Preparing TSU and Houston for global opportunities
Great Wall
Terracotta warriors
China's past ...
China v. US GDP (World Bank estimates to 2008)
China's future ...
Future China v. U.S. GDP? In 2030?
Beijing (2008)
Tianjin (2011)
Guangzhou (2011)
Advances in high speed railways, renewable energy, and space exploration
When the per capita income of China becomes half that of the U.S., China’s total economy will be twice the size of the U.S. (China’s population is four times that of the U.S.).
Visit us at MLK 302, or
Houston Opportunities
China is Houston’s fifth largest trading partner
$12.9 billion in 2012
8.3% increase over 2011
Potential for future growth
China’s economy will likely soon be the world’s largest
New non-stop flights between Houston and Beijing
Future expansion of Panama Canal
Translates into new job and business opportunities

Confucius (c. 551–479 BCE)
“China Opportunities” lecture series
Partnerships with Houston businesses
Mentorship and internship programs

“Traces of Confucius” Exhibit
Nov. 22, 2013 to Feb. 3, 2014
University Museum at TSU
Artwork depicting Confucius and Mencius
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