China http://kuow.org en Talks Set In Beijing On West Coast Shellfish Ban http://kuow.org/post/talks-set-beijing-west-coast-shellfish-ban SEATTLE -- There are signs of a thaw in the icy trade relations between the United States and China over a Chinese ban on imported shellfish from the West Coast of the U.S.<p>Chinese officials have agreed to meet next week with U.S. counterparts to discuss China’s import ban on shellfish harvested from Alaska, Washington, Oregon and part of California.<p><a href="http://earthfix.info/flora-and-fauna/article/china-imposes-first-ever-ban-on-nw-shellfish/" title="">China banned shellfish imports from most of the West Coast in December</a> over concerns about contamination. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:34:20 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 30536 at http://kuow.org Talks Set In Beijing On West Coast Shellfish Ban Eric Liu: Chinese State Media Editorial On Locke 'Laughable' http://kuow.org/post/eric-liu-chinese-state-media-editorial-locke-laughable <p>Steve Scher talks with Eric Liu, founder of Citizen University and former speech writer for President Bill Clinton, about the<a href="http://kuow.org/post/chinese-paper-calls-outgoing-us-envoy-yellow-skinned-white-hearted-banana-man"> offensive editorial published in the Chinese state media</a> about the departure of Ambassador Gary Locke. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 19:36:00 +0000 Steve Scher & Amina Al-Sadi 30065 at http://kuow.org Eric Liu: Chinese State Media Editorial On Locke 'Laughable' Chinese Paper Calls Outgoing U.S. Envoy 'Yellow-Skinned, White-Hearted Banana Man' http://kuow.org/post/chinese-paper-calls-outgoing-us-envoy-yellow-skinned-white-hearted-banana-man Gary Locke may have won over ordinary Chinese with his conduct in the country, but not everyone was impressed with the first Chinese-American to serve as the U.S. envoy to China.<p>NPR's Anthony Kuhn reported Friday for our Newscast unit about <a href="http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2014/02-27/5892576.shtml#0-tsina-1-40808-397232819ff9a47a7b7e80a40613cfe1" target="_blank">an opinion piece in <em>China News</em>, a Chinese state media outlet,</a> that called Locke, the outgoing U.S. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:51:00 +0000 Krishnadev Calamur 29632 at http://kuow.org Chinese Paper Calls Outgoing U.S. Envoy 'Yellow-Skinned, White-Hearted Banana Man' Are You Going to Eat That? China’s Latest Reason It Considers Northwest Shellfish Unsafe http://kuow.org/post/are-you-going-eat-china-s-latest-reason-it-considers-northwest-shellfish-unsafe <p>After China banned all imports of West Coast shellfish, officials in the U.S. defended the imports by saying the Chinese tested the wrong parts of the clams. Mon, 03 Feb 2014 18:21:21 +0000 Tony Schick 28120 at http://kuow.org Are You Going to Eat That? China’s Latest Reason It Considers Northwest Shellfish Unsafe Chinese New Year With Chef Ming Tsai http://kuow.org/post/chinese-new-year-chef-ming-tsai This Friday marks the beginning of the year 4712 in the Chinese Calendar, the year of the horse. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 22:15:00 +0000 editor 27816 at http://kuow.org Chinese New Year With Chef Ming Tsai New Study: China Exporting Goods, Air Pollution To US http://kuow.org/post/new-study-china-exporting-goods-air-pollution-us <p>Westerly winds can carry air pollution from China across the Pacific Ocean in just a few days.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2014/01/16/1312860111" title="">study</a> was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by researchers in the United Kingdom, China and the U.S. Wed, 22 Jan 2014 18:05:52 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 27439 at http://kuow.org New Study: China Exporting Goods, Air Pollution To US 4 Weeks In, Locals Feel Pain Of China’s Shellfish Ban http://kuow.org/post/4-weeks-locals-feel-pain-china-s-shellfish-ban SEATTLE -- Ninety percent of the geoduck harvested in Washington are sold to China and Hong Kong. It's an indicator of how much the Northwest shellfish industry relies on exports to China.<p>The crushing economic impacts of China's move are hitting locals in Puget Sound hard for the holidays.<p>At the Suquamish Tribe's reservation on Puget Sound, Suquamish geoduck diver Lydia Sigo stands on a dock that would usually be crowded with boats bringing in their catches of geoduck. The clams can fetch up to $150 per pound in China. But today it's quiet. Tue, 24 Dec 2013 18:29:50 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 26035 at http://kuow.org 4 Weeks In, Locals Feel Pain Of China’s Shellfish Ban Chinese Documents: Tainted Geoduck Shipments Came From SeaTac And Ketchikan http://kuow.org/post/chinese-documents-tainted-geoduck-shipments-came-seatac-and-ketchikan SEATTLE -- New details have been released about geoduck shipments that Chinese officials say contained high levels of inorganic arsenic and the toxin that causes paralytic shellfish poisoning, or PSP.<p>In response to their testing, the Chinese government instituted Dec. 3 <a href="http://earthfix.info/flora-and-fauna/article/china-imposes-first-ever-ban-on-nw-shellfish/" title="">a ban all U.S. Wed, 18 Dec 2013 17:25:03 +0000 Katie Campbell 25700 at http://kuow.org Chinese Documents: Tainted Geoduck Shipments Came From SeaTac And Ketchikan Taylor Shellfish Says China's Ban Is Hurting Business Already http://kuow.org/post/taylor-shellfish-says-chinas-ban-hurting-business-already <p>Marcie Sillman talks with Bill Dewey of Taylor Shellfish about how China's recent ban on Northwest shellfish imports is affecting business. Mon, 16 Dec 2013 23:12:10 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Hannah Burn 25557 at http://kuow.org Taylor Shellfish Says China's Ban Is Hurting Business Already Officials In U.S. Stumped By China's Claim Of Tainted Northwest Shellfish http://kuow.org/post/officials-us-stumped-chinas-claim-tainted-northwest-shellfish Environment and health officials in the U.S. say they are puzzled by China’s decision to ban shellfish harvested from Northern California to Alaska. State officials say their records don’t show the same unsafe toxin levels that were detected by a lab in China.<p>China says it found toxins in two shipments of geoducks. These giant clams harvested in Puget Sound and Alaska can go for $150 a pound. Mon, 16 Dec 2013 14:59:46 +0000 Amelia Templeton, Tony Schick 25543 at http://kuow.org Officials In U.S. Stumped By China's Claim Of Tainted Northwest Shellfish China Imposes First-Ever West Coast Shellfish Ban http://kuow.org/post/china-imposes-first-ever-west-coast-shellfish-ban China has suspended imports of shellfish from the west coast of the United States -- an unprecedented move that cuts off a $270 million Northwest industry from its biggest export market.<p>China said it decided to impose the ban after recent shipments of geoduck clams from Northwest waters were found by its own government inspectors to have high levels of arsenic and a toxin that causes paralytic shellfish poisoning.<p>The restriction took effect last week and China's government says it will continue indefinitely. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 17:11:49 +0000 Ashley Ahearn & Katie Campbell & Anthony Schick 25430 at http://kuow.org China Imposes First-Ever West Coast Shellfish Ban Two Worlds, One Country: China’s Urban-Rural Split http://kuow.org/post/two-worlds-one-country-china-s-urban-rural-split <p>Ross Reynolds talks with <a href="http://contextchina.com/">ContextChina</a> founder Kristi Heim about the deep divide between China's urban and rural populations.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 22:53:27 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Hannah Burn 24560 at http://kuow.org Two Worlds, One Country: China’s Urban-Rural Split Could China Coal Cuts Help Sink Proposed Wash. Coal Ports? http://kuow.org/post/could-china-coal-cuts-help-sink-proposed-wash-coal-ports <p>China plans to cut coal consumption in major northern cities including Beijing and Shanghai by 2017 to curb pollution. Could this impact demand for Wyoming coal and proposed (and controversial) coal export terminals in Washington state?&nbsp; Marcie Sillman talks it over with <a href="http://grist.org/author/david-roberts/">David Roberts</a> who writes for the Seattle-based environmental magazine, Grist. Wed, 18 Sep 2013 21:05:43 +0000 Marcie Sillman 20570 at http://kuow.org Could China Coal Cuts Help Sink Proposed Wash. Coal Ports? Covering The Connection Between China And Seattle http://kuow.org/post/covering-connection-between-china-and-seattle <p><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>Tomorrow kicks off the fifth round of the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Washington, D.C. Here in the other Washington, economic ties to China are strong. Washington state is home to some of the largest international companies – Microsoft, Starbucks, Boeing and Amazon to name a few. And a recent Chinese movie hit, “<a href="http://contextchina.com/2013/04/chinese-movies-set-in-seattle-offer-golden-opportunity-to-promote-region/">Finding Mr. Right (Beijing Meets Seattle)</a>” has put the relationship between the two on the map. Ross Reynolds talks with Kristi Heim, founder of ContextChina, an online newspaper that covers the connection between Seattle and China. Tue, 09 Jul 2013 18:48:27 +0000 the conversation with ross reynolds 16337 at http://kuow.org Covering The Connection Between China And Seattle The Week's Other Leadership Contest: China http://kuow.org/post/weeks-other-leadership-contest-china <p></p><p>The US presidential election is not the only major leadership contest happening in the world this week. On Thursday, China's Communist Party&nbsp;convenes to pick a successor to President&nbsp;Hu Jintao. Vice President Xi Jinping is expected to succeed him as all but leader of the country's military. University of Washington China scholar David Bachman&nbsp;joins us to discuss the changing Chinese government.</p><p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 18:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 3023 at http://kuow.org The Week's Other Leadership Contest: China