2:43 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

Duke Kunshan Ready For Students

Artist's rendering of Duke Kunshan University.
Credit Duke University


Duke Kunshan University is set to open in a few weeks. The campus near Shanghai will begin with 75 students in three graduate programs. 

Just one of Duke Kunshan’s buildings is ready, so the students will be housed in a local hotel. But when it’s finished, the city of Kunshan will have spent about $200 million constructing the campus.

Duke University will rent the campus for free, but will split $80 million in operational costs over the next six years with the city.

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The State of Things
1:20 pm
Wed January 1, 2014

To The People, Food Is Heaven

Journalist Audra Ang spent seven years reporting from China.
Credit Greg Baker

Audra Ang worked as a foreign correspondent for the AP in Beijing, China for seven years. 

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Business & Economy
6:55 am
Tue June 19, 2012

Quintiles To Open China Headquarters

Durham-based Quintiles has had a strong presence in China for 15 years. Now it is building a headquarters there to serve nearby Asian countries.

Leoneda Inge:  Quintiles is building a 14-million dollar regional headquarters in Shanghai. The bio-pharmaceutical services company that manages clinical trials already has a presence in Beijing and Hong Kong.  Phil Bridges is a spokesman for Quintiles.  He says it was time to significantly expand lab testing capabilities in China.

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State of Things
11:19 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Citizen Journalism from China to Carolina

Bo Xilai was a fast-rising politician in China. His sudden downfall plays out like a soap opera, with stories of corruption, hidden money, and murder. This story was picked up by the international press, but the details first broke on a Chinese language website called, which is run out of an office in Durham, NC. Host Frank Stasio will take a look at citizen journalism, working from half a world away with Watson Meng, the founder and editor of, and Scott Savitt, a China journalist and translator.

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4:10 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

Duke Delays Kunshan Campus

Duke University

The opening of Duke University’s campus in Kunshan, China has been delayed.

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6:00 am
Wed August 17, 2011

Duke In China

Model for Duke Kunshan University
Credit Duke University

Today, the Duke men’s basketball team is in Kunshan China. They are there to kick off a global tour that will also take them to Shanghai, Beijing, and Dubai.

It’s the latest, and most public, effort by Duke to expand its global reach.

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