Reader's Corner
2:17 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Interview With Chinese History Expert Jonathan Spence

China has long been described as “inscrutable” – a country that is both exotic and difficult to understand. Today, the world’s most populous nation is a major player on the international stage. Yet, at times, China’s actions continue to baffle outsiders unfamiliar with the country’s long and rich history and its impact on all aspects of Chinese life.

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7:56 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Northwest Winemakers Hope To Entice China's Emerging Middle Class

Dane Narbaitz is Long Shadows Wineries’ national and international marketing director. The Walla Walla winery has recently begun selling wine in China.
Credit Anna King / Northwest News Network

Northwest winemakers are trying to whet-the-whistle of China's emerging middle class. Demand for wine is growing significantly there. And that’s drawn Chinese business delegations, restaurateurs and tourists to the region. 

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Oregon Mural
3:45 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

Oregon Mural Draws The Ire Of Chinese Government

David Lin stands in front of the mural he commissioned for a building he owns in downtown Corvallis.
Chris Lehman Northwest News Network

The Chinese government is playing the role of art critic in one Oregon community. The criticism comes in response to a new mural commissioned by a Taiwanese-born businessman in Corvallis. The painting depicts a Tibetan monk setting himself on fire. But local officials are defending David Lin's right to express his views.

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StateImpact Idaho
10:40 am
Tue April 17, 2012

Trade Mission To China Showcases Unexpected Idaho Businesses

Moxie Java’s first store opened in 1988. The Deans purchased the company in 2001.
Moxie Java

The most recent trade mission to China organized by the state Department of Commerce and headlined by Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter is underway this week.

Computer and electronic products make up the lion’s share of Idaho’s exports to China, but that sector isn’t represented in the lineup of 15 Idaho companies working to explore and strengthen trade ties.

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StateImpact Idaho
7:30 am
Thu April 12, 2012

Q&A With Statesman's Rocky Barker: Governor's China Trip Worth The Tax Dollars

Rocky Barker is a reporter for the Idaho Statesman.
Idaho Statesman

Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter and Idaho commerce and business officials are preparing for their week-long trip to China.  The trade mission takes off this Saturday.