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Doing business in China discussed Tuesday

May 1, 2008

KALAMAZOO--A West Michigan company's business growth in China is the topic of a free public lecture Tuesday, May 6, at Western Michigan University.

Timothy Liang, senior vice president of JSJ Corp. in Grand Haven, Mich., will speak about his efforts over the past decade to increase the company's sourcing and assembly solutions in China. His speech, "Doing Business in China: One Michigan Company's 20-Year Journey," will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. in Room 1120 of Schneider Hall. The event is part of WMU's Global Lecture Series, sponsored by a U.S. Department of Education International Business Grant and the Haworth College of Business.

JSJ is a privately held corporation that designs, develops, markets and brands a group of durable goods and services throughout the world. Laing is also managing director of JSJ China, the company's Chinese business.

He is responsible for expanding JSJ's business and investments in China, and he previously served as the company's chief development officer. Before joining JSJ in 1997, Liang spent 12 years living and working in the greater China area as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company and Arthur D. Little. He holds a master's degree in management from Yale.

For more information on the event, contact Dr. Mushtaq Luqmani at mushtaq.luqmani@wmich.edu or (269) 387-6085.

Media contact: Deanne Molinari, (269) 387-8400, deanne.molinari@wmich.edu

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