Archive for: US/China Relations Institutions

Watching Subnational Power in Hong Kong

3rd October, 2014


in US/China Relations Institutions


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…

My Internship With Tai Initiative

Interning with The Tai Initiative

I am very thankful to have had the opportunity to work with…

A New Kind of Diplomacy

Note: This article originally appeared in Asian Avenue Magazine

Thirty five years after the U.S. and the P.R.C. first established diplomatic ties, some of the most promising developments in that relationship are occurring not at the national level, but below it—in states, cities and communities.

Those passionate…

Importance of the Subnational Level Confirmed by Joint Study

Comparing Chinese and Americans

The report doesn’t specifically use the word “subnational.” But that doesn’t diminish the thrill I felt when reading it this morning.

Recently, the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California and the School of International Studies of Peking University…

Sister Cities International’s U.S.-China Conference

By: Ben Leffel

Many years ago, my studies of U.S.-China subnational relations began with a project in which I contacted some 60 U.S. and 30 Chinese cities…

Wealth Creation in U.S.-China Subnational Relations: The Importance for Business

By: Ben Leffel

All business occurs at the local level. The key to understanding the significant impact subnational U.S.-China relations have on creating business opportunities is recognizing the specializations that occur at the local level. These specializations have the potential to maximize wealth creation opportunities between the massive markets in the…

Meet Our Team- Benjamin Leffel

24th February, 2014


in US/China Relations Institutions


Community Advancement through Subnational Relations

Interviewed by: Lida Lee

One year ago, when The Tai Initiative held its first conference in Seattle, no one…

Making Denver A Global City

21st February, 2014


in Leadership, US/China Relations Institutions


Clarence Low- A Leader for Denver

By: Kayla Blomquist

Mr. Clarence Low, one of the Tai Initiative’s partners, is the president and…

The Roots of US-China Relations

Swallow YanMeet Swallow Yan

by Karen Lauer; interview by Sarah Itagaki

For over 20 years, Swallow Yan has worked to bring the Iowa state community out of its comfort zone. Since arriving in Iowa in 1991, Swallow has made great strides in…

Fourth China-U.S. High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange

256px-China_satelliteEducation, specifically providing greater opportunity for American students to study in China and gain exposure to Chinese culture and language, has been arguably the most visible, if not strongest, pillar of the China-U.S. High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE). Since the inaugural meeting of CPE…

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