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  • Obama in China
    As world leaders meet in China, Obama tags along
    World leaders met last week in Beijing for the Asian-Pacific Co-operation (APEC) to discuss and negotiate free trade and economic cooperation throughout Asia and the Pacific Rim. While most economic meetings are as exciting as watching paint dry...
  • Elite Talk: APEC and China’s New Silk Road
    Elite Talk: APEC and China’s New Silk Road
    Promoting regional connectivity across the Asia-Pacific is a major initiative for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). As one of the most important economies in the Asia-Pacific, China plays a key role in this process.China’s &ldquo...
  • Michelle Obama
    FLOTUS tells female veterans to show off while President chews in China
    First Lady Michelle Obama spoke to some 200 veteran women the day before Veteran’s Day. Her message was that modesty has no place these days for the currently active-duty, retired-military, veteran, and reservist women. Mrs. Obama told the...
  • Alan Bollard
    Elite Talk: APEC Secretariat head on China, FTAAP, New Silk Road
    BEIJING, China -- The 2014 APEC summit is underway here in Beijing. So, in this episode, we’ll look at China’s APEC Chairmanship, the proposed APEC-wide free trade initiative FTAAP and China’s New Silk Road.Joining our Elite Talk...
  • Obama in China
    President Obama touts trade and new visa deal
    President Obama arrived in China, Monday announcing a new plan to extend Chinese student visas to five years, business and tourist visas to 10 years. Claiming the move will increase jobs in the United States. Obama and other leaders are visiting...
  • Chinese and American diplomats
    China progress more timely now than later
    The United States and China are making progress it seems according to a report by Laura Barron-Lopez at The Hill. Secretary of State John Kerry is paving the way for a visit by President Obama to China next month.Here is how the Chinese report...
  • Obama headed to Japan
    B school needed for Democrats as they obstruct progress on trade
    The news is that President Obama is trying to jump start trade in Asia. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, I participated in Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) events held in Tokyo, and in conjunction with the University of California at...
  • Secretary Kerry
    Way too early to thaw defense against Iran
    The conversations have barely begun and Iran and others may expect some thawing, but that will happen with years of progress, not hours, days, or months.A report from the Washington Post this morning said that is what Secretary John Kerry told the...
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin
    Putin snubs US, Obama retaliates
    Russian President Vladimir Putin informed the White House Wednesday that he would not attend the G8 summit this week passing on a highly anticipated meeting with President Barack Obama.Moscow cited Putin’s duties in forming a new government...
  • Noda and Obama
    Japan to enter TPP framework plans
    The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit began Saturday, November 12, 2011, in Honolulu, Hawaii. American President Obama and the First Lady hosted a dinner Saturday night in honor of the summit guests. Among the guests in attendance,...
  • Hawaii
    APEC: 'Another Political Economic Catastrophe'
    APEC is short for "Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation", or what I like to call it: APEC: 'Another Political Economic Catastrophe' APEC has landed on Hawaiian grounds, with its 21 countries leaders adding to economic growth.Here...
  • Students wave Peruvian and Ecuadorean flags before a welcome ceremony for Ecuador's President
    What Governor Gregoire's new trade initiative could borrow from Peru
    On Tuesday, June 22, 2010 the Puget Sound Business Journal reported that Governor Gregoire wanted to “boost state exports by 30 percent in the next five years and escalate new export sales by $600 million” with her new state export...