In mid-November, following the Nov. 8 U.S. presidential election, elementary students at the Seigakuin Atlanta International School were surprised by the concerns of their counterparts in a Mexican elementary school with whom they were having a Skype visit. “Would we be safe?” was the question on the Mexican children’s minds should they visit the United […]
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When Barry Culbertson began traveling to southern China in the mid-1990s, motorcycle taxis were essential to his daily commute. At that point, the hotel nearest his new factory was remote enough in the Guangdong province that regular cabs didn’t service it. Each morning, he’d hop on the back of the bike with his Chinese partner (English name, Michael), an ambitious youngster who had left […]
The Walgreen Co.‘s “Get a Shot. Give a Shot.” campaign stretches across the great divide separating the United States from developing countries by encouraging Americans to receive vaccines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Every vaccine delivered by Walgreens in the U.S. results in a child receiving one in Chad or Tanzania in Africa, […]
Kim Jong Un, the “supreme leader” of North Korea leads “an incredibly weak” country, but plays its “weak hand very well,” according to Richard A. Lacquement Jr., dean, School of Strategic Landpower at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle Barracks, Pa. The U.S. Army War College advises the President and prepares selected military, civilian, […]
After attending national conventions of U.S. political parties this year, Taiwan’s top representative here left with more questions than answers. Even after a nearly 40-year diplomatic career and two previous postings in Washington, Stanley Kao was dumbfounded by how he saw conventional wisdom being upended. “I thought I had been a good student of your political process, […]
President-elect Donald Trump’s war on trade could be short-lived but nonetheless would have long-term impacts for Georgia and the broader U.S. economy, Georgia State University economic forecaster Rajeev Dhawan said Wednesday after his latest gaze into the proverbial crystal ball.
“It’s complicated.” That’s how a prominent Chinese voice answered whether the country’s top leadership would’ve preferred Hillary Clinton win the U.S. presidential race. She’s more of a known quantity, and Chinese leaders, being “misled” by U.S. news reports, were more prepared to deal with her, said Zhou Zhixing, CEO of Beijing-based Consensus Media Group, said at an event organized by […]
When Donald J. Trump became the American president-elect this week, the already slim hopes for the The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement were all but dashed. While the 12-country trade deal was pitched as a counterweight to China’s regional influence and a boon for American exports, it also resonates locally for other reasons. Atlanta last October became […]
While the prime ministers of the United Kingdom and India consider their countries’ future relations in New Delhi, India, this week, the leaders of the British American Business Council of Georgia and the Georgia Indo-American Chamber of Commerce are preparing for an historic cricket match between their members to be held at Oglethorpe University on […]
Osaka, Japan-based Yanmar Co., Ltd., a global company with its U.S. regional headquarters in Adairsville, Ga., is to open a new training and customer experience facility. According to a Nov. 1 release of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the expansion of the Yanmar America Corp. in Cherokee County, is to create 25 jobs and […]