Dr. Li Jinkui

9th June, 2015

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Dr. Li Jinkui is a Senior Research Fellow of the China Development Institute with a focus on Finance revenue, Urban Planning and management, tourism programming, and urbanization of rural areas.Mr. Li Jinkui used to devote himself for many years at college to teaching of history of…

David Firestein

9th June, 2015

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David Firestein

David J. Firestein is EastWest Institute’s Vice President for the Strategic Trust-Building Initiative and Track 2 Diplomacy. In this capacity, he oversees EWIs China, East Asia and United States Program and Russia and United States Program, as well as the institute’s work on U.S.-Iran trust-building….

Dr. Terry Cooke

9th June, 2015

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Terry Cooke is the founder of the China Partnership of Greater Philadelphia, a non-profit platform to accelerate public-private collaboration between Greater Philadelphia and China in clean energy and energy-efficient buildings. He is also a Senior Fellow at the T.C. Chan Center for Building Simulation…

Dr. Kevin Stringer

9th June, 2015

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Dr. Kevin Stringer

Kevin D. Stringer, Ph.D. is an adjunct faculty member at the Joint Special Operations University in Tampa, Florida, and a Fellow at the Center for the Study of Civil-Military Operations at West Point. A former diplomat and international banker, he has…

Memorial Day in a U.S.-China Relations Context

25th May, 2015

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bannerYou might have recently been disturbed by reports from the South China Sea.  Currently the national forces of the United States of America and the People’s Republic of China are interacting in increasingly dangerous ways.

But there is still plenty of hope for secure relations between…

Essential and Subtle

17th February, 2015

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“How do I stop?” asked the giggling Chinese teacher as Iceskatesshe swerved around the other beginning ice skaters. I demonstrated, explained, and asked “怎么说 ‘spin’ ”? The two of us, a nineteen year-old American figure skater, and a fifty year-old Chinese teacher made quite the…

Hosting an international visitor for Thanksgiving: Citizen diplomacy at its finest

26th November, 2014

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One of the very best elements of any international encounter is when a visitor can participate in a family or community’s expression of tradition.  Such events are the very center of cultural meaning and are often the most memorable parts of foreign travel no matter what other success may take place…

What We Can Learn From California

19th November, 2014

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As people all over the U.S. fret over rush hour traffic, crumbling infrastructure, and high gas prices, California may have found a solution. The development of a high-speed rail is underway in the Golden State, keeping smog, choking traffic, and frustration from clouding over the state’s sunny reputation. Instead of looking solely to federally…

China’s Seattle: Chengdu by Jessica DiPietro

28th October, 2014

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After my first year as an Intern with the Tai Initiative, I joined an intensive summer 2014 language program at Sichuan University. I learned so much more than just Chinese in Chengdu, but found myself in a whirlwind of adventures and amazing food. With…

Watching Subnational Power in Hong Kong

3rd October, 2014

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141001 Kerry Wang press meetingComparing current events to past events is all the rage in amateur analysis.  That’s why we’re happy to read from Zheng Wang, Director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPCS) at Seton Hall University in New Jersey and a…

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