Promotional video shows Chinese scenes of Macomb County

Colorful scenes of Lake St. Clair and Partridge Creek mall and Stony Creek Metropark are playing on computer screens across China as Macomb County ratchets up its bid to tap into the world’s fastest-growing economy.

Videos showcasing Macomb County are now available on the popular Chinese version of YouTube, known as Youku. If only a tiny portion of Youku users click on the Macomb offerings, the county’s promotional efforts aimed at tourists could cash in.

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Exploding number of international students at Michigan universities causes both tension and cultural exchange benefits

LANSING, MI — Two Michigan universities rank in the top 10 nationally for the number of international students, prompting some to praise the state and others to question whether the schools should set aside more slots for in-state students.

The Great Lakes state ranks ninth for the most foreign students in the nation.

Universities tout the immense growth of international students as an economic driver that contributes hundreds of millions of dollars to the state and offers all students a more global perspective.

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五大湖地区2012太极观摩演示交流会

Great Lakes 2012 Taiji Performance Festival

Come to watch the traditional Chinese martial art of Taiji exercise for health

3PM – 6PM

November 3 (Saturday), 2012

Physical Education Building, Schoolcraft College,

18600 Haggerty Rd., Livonia, MI 48152

Everyone is invited, no charge

Taiji Festival Organization Committee

Sponsors:

Confucius Institute at the University of Michigan (CI-UM)

Chinese Association of Greater Detroit (CAGD)

North American Chinese Sports Association (NACSA)

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Detroit 5th Consular Soccer Tournament

Led by CAGD president Lisa Gray, representing China, the CAGD soccer team participated the 5th Annual Consular Soccer Tournament last Saturday, October 13th, in the Ultimate Soccer Arena in Pontiac. This was the first time that the Chinese ethnic group participated a large local sports event. The team was organized by John Wu, coached by Yongjian Lin, led by Feng Ren, and was solely sponsored by the Promax president Jun Zheng. The CAGD team was formed by players from the MSU, Detroit West and Detroit North Chinese soccer teams, with a wide age ranged between 20 and 50 years old. 

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