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Environmental Concerns Over China-CA Dairy Ties

As China’s growing demand for dairy products is expected to keep rising, and as its domestic industry is currently unable to satisfy demand and riddled with safety scandals, California dairy farmers are suffering due to...

California’s ‘Chinese Dream’

After California Governor Jerry Brown led a delegation to China earlier this month in a effort to stimulate economic interaction – and especially Chinese FDI in California, Truman National Security Project fellow Dean...

Gov. Brown Sees China as Ticket to High-Speed Railway

On a weeklong trade mission to China, California Governor Jerry Brown is seeking to promote Chinese investment in the U.S. state’s enormous but struggling economy, and Chinese media has been taking note. On Friday in...

Gov. Brown to Seek Chinese Investments for California

After a delayed departure in order to celebrate his 75th birthday at home, California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China on Tuesday for a weeklong visit. As part of his effort to rejuvenate his state’s flagging economy,...

An Upside to China’s Air Pollution

The New York Times brings us a rare piece of good news related to China’s environmental situation: A storm of yellow dust darkens the skies above Beijing, an increasingly familiar phenomenon blamed on the disappearance of...

Yao Ming Courts China's Wine Boom

With demand for wine in China ripening – both for domestically produced and, more dramatically, imported wines – one of the country’s most recognizable faces is taking aim at the market. From The Wall Street...

LA City Leaders Observe 'Chinese Massacre' Anniversary

Los Angeles city officials gathered on Sunday to mark the 140th anniversary of the city’s 1871 Chinese Massacre, in which 18 Chinese were killed by a 500-strong mob. From The Los Angeles Times: The convictions of seven men...

California Seeks China’s Help for High-speed Rail

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is in China where he is looking for both partners and financing for development of California’s high-speed train. From Reuters: Earlier this year, California was awarded $2.25...

China Offers High-Speed Rail to California

China is offering to supply the equipment, technology, and engineers to construct California’s high-speed rail. From the New York Times: China is offering not just to build a railroad in California but also to help finance...

New Chinatown Grows in Far East San Gabriel Valley

The Los Angeles Times reports on an enclave of Chinese immigrants in southern California: In fact, much of the eastern San Gabriel Valley has more in common with Taipei, Beijing or Shanghai than it does with neighboring Los...

China and California Look for Green Energy Solutions

From New America Media: Scientists, inventors and venture capitalists from the US and China came together in San Francisco last week to discuss ways to conserve energy. Mary Ambrose is the environmental editor for New America...

California to Sign UN Compact to Help China Cut Emissions

From AP: California, which puts out more greenhouse gases than any other state, is promising to share ideas and research to help China cut back on its own emissions, which rival those of the U.S. as the world’s largest....

New Art Exhibit Explores Chinese Immigration in California

Inspired by a new art exhibit at the California History Society, Michael Krasny talks about the lives of Chinese immigrants in California from the late 1800s until the 1960s on KQED’s Forum. Guests on the Feb. 13, 2008...

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