Friday, November 20, 2009

Sixth Annual 21st Century China Symposium: July 2010

Peking University Students Watching Video of Don Eads Rock Star Daze!

Plan now to submit papers and participate in this annual event.
More info at:
2010 21st Century China Symposium

Friday, July 17, 2009

Symposium Postponed Due to Flu Concerns

A number of participants in this year's Symposium have been in contact with people who have contracted swine flu. To err on the safe side, the Symposium is being postponed. We will attempt to reschedule it.

21st Century China Symposium Staff

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Symposium Most Likely Held at Campus Center Ballroom

Former US Congressman Ed Case and wife Audrey discuss US-China Relations with Don Eads

2009 21st Century China Symposium July 17-19
Friday Saturday Sunday
UH Manoa
Campus Center Ballroom
Check back often for updates

We recognize that economic circumstances are tough.
Come and donate whatever you can.
Be a part of this year's events no matter what your budget is.
Aloha! Bring your friends
Friday evening: 5:30-9 PM
9AM-4 PM
Mayor Mufi Hannemann: 10:30 AM
Dan Piccuta: 1:30 PM

Sunday TBA

Saturday, July 4, 2009

2009 21st Century China Symposium

Beijing Professor Don Eads with Favorite Mao Zedong Watch and Sunglasses
Dan Piccuta: Charges D'Affaires US Embassy in Beijing

Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann Will Speak at Symposium

Theme for 2009 Symposium
July 17-19
UH Manoa
If you see China in your future or your past,
Click Here and Attend

Be sure to Get A Copy of Our First
Annual 21st Century China Journal
Order at the Symposium

Questions or more info:
Don Eads
Twitter: @DonEads
21st Century China Symposium

Chinese Film, Fun, Informative, Entertainment, Resources

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Symposium Is Shaping Up Nicely

Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann willl deliver Keynote Address at Symposium

Riding Camels Through the Gobi Desert Northwestern China

We are pleased to announce that in a bad economy we are going to have a great Symposium. Make plans now to attend. Mayor Mufi Hanneman is planning on delivering a keynote address, as well as Dan Piccuta from the US Embassy in Beijing. The 21st Century China Symposium draws a diverse group and is open to the public. This year we have planned more social media events to participate in and we hope you will choose to come and hang out with us at some favorite spots on Oahu as we discuss how to increase trust in US-China Relations.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Why Have This Symposium Anyway?

First Holiday Party for the China-US Relations MA program UH Hilo 2004


In the lower left hand corner of the picture, next to me, is my mentor, John Hsueh-li Cheng. He is precisely why I do the Symposium. Oh sure there are lots of reasons but when push came to shove, John Cheng told me, "You have to go and live in China, then you will understand." Dr. Cheng was right. I moved to China and still live there. Part of my heart is always in China with my dear friends and colleagues all over the Land of the Dragon. I have been blessed with the extraordinary opportunity to catch a glimpse of the dragon waking up and coming alive after a long snooze. And wow, there is nothing like it. Hawaii allows us to bring aloha into your hearts with fun activities like the Saturday night Bash in Waikiki, the Chinese film night, and the Sunset Closing Banquet. Memories that will last forever WITH OUR OHANA!

I produce the Symposium for our growing international community with deep roots in Hawaii and China. One of the most interesting aspects of Hawaiian culture is the never-ending Chinese connection. A greater cooperative effort is possible in Hawaii between the US and China for precisely these types of inter-cultural connections historically. The 21st Century China Symposium opens the door with aloha and casual elegance for just such a possibility. After all, The theme for this year's symposium is "Increasing Trust in US-China Relations." Of course it takes all of us, our entire city, state, nation, and world, to effect such change, but Hawaii is a perfect place to be some small part of the whole. The tropical nature of paradise can give us a chance to share local values such as aloha and sharing.

As we enter this final phase before the 2009 Symposium, I look back on the new century and what has happened. It has been fulfilling, more than any other description. To know I am doing what I am supposed to be doing is a completely peaceful assurance. We welcome your support and participation. Please know that we do not take any of it for granted. We are grateful for the opportunity to present experts like Dan Piccuta and others who will give us depth of perspective on how to best approach the new China.

I will emphasize the cultural connection. We are fortunate to be able to travel all over China through the years. As a country, China is exceedingly diverse with distinct regional and local personalities and this comes out as one travels.

We will engage in dialogue about many interrelated topics, such as the economy, the challenges of North Korea to the already strained relationship between the US and China, politics, human rights issues, doing business, living and working in 21st Century China, etc. We will also entertain your questions and comments within the context of topical references.

In the end I encourage you to do the same thing John Cheng encouraged me to do: Come to our Symposium, and let us help you with aloha to become an essential part of our 21st Century China Ohana!
Aloha and xie xie,

Don Eads
21st Century China Symposium

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Kama'aina Early Bird Discount Until July 1, 2009

Peoples University: Beijing, China waiting for my ride every Friday

Symposium Theme: Increasing Trust in US-China Relations

July 17-19
Honolulu (various locations)
Get Early Bird Kama'aina Discounts Now

Thank you if you are one of the many from all over the world who submitted your paper for inclusion. Our jury was tough, fair, and stuck doggedly to the theme. We have notified everyone of the decisions and we will print an annual journal starting this year.

Living, studying, and working in China is pleasant and truly wonderful. Chinese people are very friendly to Americans and especially, Hawaiians. So consider taking a China Tour with us in the future. Details will be available at the Symposium on how you can hang out with us in Beijing and other parts of China that have tremendous cultural significance. We know China well and can facilitate your special needs and requests whatever they may be, including securing your visas and various permits that may be required by the Chinese government. We can also help with other types of visas, too, including business, student, resident permits, etc. long term employment (Z) visas, etc. Contact us first. we live in China, and have the right information and contacts, both here and there. And in the spirit of aloha we are willing to share our knowledge with you and your group. You can join our growing ohana. We have lots of regulars who have come to the 21st Century China Symposium every year since the beginning. Look back through these archives to see the last few years.

We also have large groups of Chinese tourists who want to come here and we are looking for investors for our Hawaii Tours for Chinese visitors to help us further build a solid bridge between the US and China. Either way, Chinese tourism may be one of the brightest spots in Hawaii's economic downturn. We can provide business consultations in the Chinese environment, accommodate your desires to see the Terra Cotta warriors, travel the Silk Road, etc. Attending all events of the Fifth Annual 2009 21st Century China Symposium is just the beginning. You will form relationships with experts in US-China relations and travel later with many of us to various parts of China and probably stay in touch for a lifetime.

The ticket prices are by suggested donation because this event will benefit the global grove project
created by Aloha Christian Fellowship to end global hunger and homelessness within our lifetime. So please donate buy lots of tickets, support our 3-day event. Get your tickets before July 1st as prices go up. EARLY BIRD TICKETS ARE FOR KAMA'AINAS at a substantial discount. Get them today.

Mahalo nui loa,


Brief Overview of 3-day Symposium
read earlier blogs for more detail

Friday evening: Registration, Meet and greet, Chinese film with English subtitles, Live entertainment

Saturday: Introduction and overview, keynote address, Break for lunch Brief presentation of papers, discussions, break for dinner
Saturday evening: Huge Party in Waikiki, drink specials, live entertainment

Sunday: Second Keynote Address, Special topics by China Experts, Lunch, Round tables, small group discussions, one on one
Sunday evening: Sunset banquet closing ceremonies, special entertainment, presentation of awards

We will publish an annual journal with pictures from the symposium, papers, keynotes, etc. starting this year. YOU MAY PRE-ORDER IT AT THE SYMPOSIUM. Mahalo, xie xie

See you soon

Don Eads

Sunday, June 14, 2009


Don Eads performs and talks story on Binhai Radio Network in Tianjin, China


Having produced this Symposium for 5 years now no one is more aware than me of the costs involved, especially in this economy. The 2009 21st Century China symposium is by far the best one yet. The papers that came in this year are the best, the symposium topic and speakers are excellent, the entertainment and fun factor have been increased, like the Friday night Chinese movie, the Saturday night bash in Waikiki, the closing Sunset beach banquet, all are designed to give us the opportunity to connect and bond. Lifetime friendships form in Hawaii and that is our intention.

America needs to breed a new generation that is attuned to China and Chinese culture. The Symposium offers you the opportunity to connect with the people who are already doing this. We have kept the ticket prices as low as possible. Please help us by buying your tickets early. It is a win-win situation. You get a great deal, and you help us during this critical phase. Group rates are available.
Get our best deals by contacting Professor Eads:

Check back for updates.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Why Should You Attend the 21st Century China Symposium?

Former US Congressman Ed Case with US-China Relations Group
Event Organized by Don Eads(Second from right)


Why Your Group Should Attend the
Fifth Annual 21st Century China Symposium

There are many reasons for you and your group to attend the 5th Annual 21st Century China Symposium. It gives you a chance to be a part of the future of US-China Relations by learning and participating in round table one-on-one and small group discussions with top China experts. We also are conducting 21st Century China Tours to help your entire team adjust to doing business, traveling, understanding, and enjoying Chinese culture to the fullest. America has a duty to become culturally sensitive to China, and to share the uniqueness of American and Western culture with China. Lasting friendships and relationships form here and help to open the door to your long-range future in China. You will never forget this event. The impact of getting more comfortable with CHINA IS A LIFE-LONG SET OF REWARDS.
Additionally, here are several more good reasons to participate in all of the events associated with the 21st Century China Symposium, July 17-19 at various locations, including Manoa, Waikiki, surprises,China town, and the beach.

1. Don Eads has a passion for all things Chinese, and more importantly, he is a local from Hawaii. He believes his job is to bridge the gap between the US and China with Hawaiian Aloha. Don is a musician/songwriter who has performed all over Hawaii, America, and China. Don also has business ties in China with the top advertising agencies, many of whom are his former students from Peking University. He knows the in's and out's of doing business in China, and he provides this foundation during the Symposium. He is a professor with expertise in China-US Relations and a PhD candidate in International Education.

2. Access to top China Experts. A great example is Dan Piccuta who just retired from Foreign Service. He was in charge of the US Embassy in Beijing until recently when Utah Governor John Huntsman was appointed by President Obama. Dan will share his insights and expertise and take questions. Do you have a visa challenge? Are you thinking about traveling in China? Is your business contemplating setting up shop in the Land of the Dragon? Dan will be at the Symposium to answer your questions, and provide you with up to the minute information about the national leaders, the movers and shakers, and the future of US-China relations.

3. FUN. Aside from all of the great forums we have planned, on Friday night we will host a meet and greet party, followed by a Chinese film. On Saturday night we will have a huge party in Waikiki. On Sunday evening we will host a
BEACH banquet with top notch entertainment.

4. Academics. Papers are coming in echoing this year's theme, "Increasing Trust in US-China Relations." Hear from top academic experts about 21st Century China. We will also publish a Journal of these papers.

5. We are planning 21ST CENTURY China Tours to help each person get oriented and to experience China for yourself. Details will be announced at the Symposium. Don has lived and traveled extensively in China and he can guide you.

6. Early bird ticket prices give you the best deal, just as making travel arrangements soon will save you money. Contact us for the best deals. Group discounts are available.

7. HAWAII! Spend some time with us in paradise while learning about 21st Century China. There are many close ties between Hawaii and China. Hawaii is often described as the bridge between the East and the West.

Aloha. Let us introduce you to the study of
21st Century China in the
tropical paradise of Hawaii.
Get your tickets and
let us make your travel arrangements TODAY!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Papers Coming In From All Over The World

Submit Papers Now!
Deadline for Papers: June 1, 2009 Midnight Hawaii time

The Symposium is moving into high gear. Be sure to get your tickets early-contact me directly for the best deal-and make travel arrangements soon. We also provide group discounts. We work with the best travel professionals so I can help you get good deals on inter-island, domestic and international rates, including hotels, airfare, rent-a-cars, etc. Why not spend the weekend of July 17-19 in Honolulu? Decide now to become a China Expert. Attend the Fifth Annual 21st Century China Symposium. We are having a big party in Waikiki Saturday night, a banquet in Chinatown on Sunday night, and lots of wonderful surprises along the way. Join us, and experience Hawaiian Aloha along with Chinese expertise. Hear Dan Piccuta talk about his experience at the US Embassy Beijing. Once in a lifetime opportunity!

This symposium is not just for academic types. We strive to make it entertaining, fun, and informative. Our goal is to constantly provide the most up to date information about 21st Century China. This is no easy task.

We are organizing a tour to China for all of you who are interested. We will provide complete details at the Symposium.

Fifth Annual
21st Century China Symposium

Keynote Address

Daniel Piccuta
US Embassy Beijing

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tickets are now available

Tickets are now available for

the Fifth Annual 21st Century China Symposium.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Obama Appoints Utah Governor as Beijing Ambassador

US Ambassador to China John Huntsman
Chinese Refer to him as "No Panda Hugger"

Hu Jintao and Barack Obama

China's Take on the "No Panda Hugger"

The 21st Century China Symposium has its finger on the pulse of China in many diverse ways. Dan Piccuta, who just retired as the Charges D'Affairs at the US Embassy in Beijing will be one of our keynote speakers at the Fifth Annual 21st Century China Symposium. His expertise and background make him the perfect choice to address the complicated issues effecting US-China Relations. Hear his reflections on US-China Relations and his take on the new US Ambassador to China, Utah Governor John Huntsman.

Dan has recently traveled with the top leaders of China to the earthquake memorial held in remembrance of those who lost their lives. He has been in high level meetings with all of China's leadership and knows China very well. His presence at the Symposium alone is an incredible chance for you to understand China much better and avoid mistakes when dealing with China on any level, whether it be business, military, government or tourist.

Plan now to attend and hear what Dan Piccuta has to say firsthand.

Fifth Annual 21st Century China Symposium
July 17-19
Honolulu, Hawaii
Keynote Speaker
Daniel Piccuta
US Embassy Beijing
Don Eads

Monday, May 11, 2009

Fifth Annual 21st Century China Symposium Update

Fifth Annual
21st Century China Symposium

Daniel Piccuta
US Embassy Beijing
is Confirmed as Keynote Speaker

July 17-19 Friday-Sunday

Friday July 17
5:30-10 PM
Friday evening meet and greet
followed by a Chinese film

Saturday July 18
9 AM-4 PM

9-10:15 AM
Symposium Topics

15 minute break

10:30-11:45 AM


Noon-1 PM

1-3 PM
Paper Presentations

3-4 PM
Break out sessions

Sunday July 19
9 AM-10:15 AM
We will provide a non-denominational service
15 minute break



1-4 PM
Round tables in the afternoon

5-9 PM
Closing banquet with entertainment

Tickets for banquet will be available in advance
One of China's top classical pianists will perform

This event is an awareness/fundraiser
for the global grove project
which provides housing and food globally.
Please send donations to:

Aloha Christian Fellowship
437 Keolu Drive
Kailua, Hawaii 96734

Don Eads, the founder of the 21st Century China Symposium, is currently in International Cultural Studies at the East West Center
and a PhD candidate in International Education.

His son, Hoku, is attending college at 15.
They have lived in China part of the year since 1999.
Don works with Tony Robbins as
International Coordinator

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Fifth Annual 21st Century China Symposium Update

Don Talks With Chinese Grad Student at His Home In Hawaii

Fifth Annual

21st Century China Symposium
Increasing Trust in US-China Relations
July 17-19 2009
University of Hawaii Manoa


Increasing Trust in
US-China Relations

We encourage interdisciplinary work
We welcome any field of specialization
Symposium is 3 days Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Deadline for submission June 1, 2009.
Submit to:
Professor Donald Eads
More info at:

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Andy Bumatai Show Links

My 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

My 1963 Mercury Comet

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Don Eads on Andy Bumatai Show May 7 2009 1 PM Hawaii Time

John Cruz Talks with Andy Bumatai

Fifth Annual 21st Century China Symposium
July 17-19
Honolulu, Hawaii
Make your reservations early
For more information contact:
Don Eads

Don Eads on Andy Bumatai Show May 7 2009
1 PM Hawaii time
Live and Interactive
Also Available On Demand

Tune in for the live interactive broadcast or view it from the On Demand archives. Either way Don and Andy will provide an informative entertaining segment on how social media affects US-Hawaii-China relations. You can find both of them on Twitter: @DonEads and @AndyBumatai

Here is the live link for the show:

Monday, April 27, 2009

Fifth Annual 21st Century China Symposium July 17-19

Fifth Annual 21st Century China Symposium
July 17-19
Honolulu, Hawaii
Increasing Trust in US-China Relations
Make Travel Arrangements Early
Professor Don Eads

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Hawaii Governor Ben Cayetano Recognizes Eads family

Michael, Angel, and Don Eads
with Governor Ben Cayetano

Eads Kids Are Recognized as Educational

Don Eads Hanging Out With Old Friend Neil Abercrombie

Chinese films, Entertainment, Banquet, Round Table

Fifth Annual 21st Century China Symposium
July 17-19
Honolulu, Hawaii
Increasing Trust in US-China Relations
Make Travel Arrangements Early

Lt. Governor Duke Aiona, John Cruz,
Don Eads, Hoku Eads, and others
KauKau Wagon at Sun Yat Sen Park
Thanksgiving Event and Concert

Professor Don Eads

This is going to be memorable
Do not miss it!
Book hotels, flights now through us

Don Eads and Tony Robbins:

Saturday, April 25, 2009

5th Annual 21st Century China Symposium Updates

Fifth Annual 21st Century China Symposium
July 17-19 2009
Honolulu, Hawaii
Make Reservations Now!
"Increasing Trust in US-China Relations"

Hoku Eads in front of our classic 1963 Mercury Comet S-22
Look for it at the Symposium

First Graduates in China-US Relations
Master's degree program at UH Hilo

Kawika, Joanne, Daryl, and Don Eads

Papers are coming in so if you are planning on submitting I suggest you get an abstract to us right away. Again, the theme is:

"Increasing Trust in US-China Relations."


We have had some challenges to overcome, but that happens every year. We are sponsored by the Asian Pacific Trade Group, and we are currently seeking other sponsors.

The event will run 3 days:

Friday evening meet and greet, followed by a film, Saturday, full day, Sunday we will provide a non-denominational service, followed by round tables in the afternoon and a closing banquet with entertainment.

The entire event is a fundraiser for the global grove project which provides housing and food.

Don Eads, the founder of the 21st Century China Symposium, is currently in International Cultural Studies at the East West Center. His son, Hoku, is attending college at 15. They have lived in China part of the year since 1999. They work with Tony Robbins as International Coordinator

Classic Connie Super-G

Please support our event and plan now to attend. If you are coming from a distance, we can help with hotel and travel arrangements. Contact me via email:

See you in July!

Professor Don Eads

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Past Symposiums

US Congressman Ed Case Congratulates Hoku Eads

Ed Case has spoken to our graduate group and is a strong supporter of the 21st Century China Symposium.

Mayor Harry Kim recognizes Hoku Eads
for outstanding academic achievement

Harry Kim has spoken at several past symposiums and is a staunch supporter of US-China Relations. Hoku Eads has spoken at every single Symposium. He has lived in Beijing since he was 5 years old and knows China quite well, having traveled extensively there.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Daniel Piccuta: US Embassy Beijing

Daniel Piccuta

Fifth Annual 21st Century China Symposium
July 17-19
Sponsored by
Asian Pacific Trade Group

I had the distinct privilege of spending a lot of time with Dan Piccuta our ambassador at the US Embassy in Beijing. This is another indicator of the new era we are in. This guy is super sharp, understands Mandarin well, and he is a bright spot for the future of US-China Relations.

We are working out schedules to have him speak, possibly at the Fifth Annual 21st Century China Symposium on July 17-19 at the East West Center. This is going to be a great event. We are talking with Andy Bumatai, a famous local comedian, about performing and we are actively looking for more sponsors.

The symposium will be live streamed and interactive, meaning where ever you are in the world as long as you are connected to the Internet, you can participate.

Peoples University Main Gate: Early Morning in Beijing

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

21st Century China Symposium in Hawaii

Purple Forbidden City at Night

Hawaii and China have always shared a special relationship. This summer is the perfect time to come to the East West Center and learn more about both places. Our symposium is an exposition of the latest information about China combined with Hawaiian aloha. What a perfect combination. If you book early, you can stay at the East West Center and be right in the center of the action, but hurry. Space is limited.

Contact me at:

Friday, March 6, 2009

Call for Papers: 21st Century China Symposium

Peking University President Xu Zihong and Professor Donald Eads

Fifth Annual 21st Century China Symposium

Increasing Trust in China-US Relations

July 17-19 2009
East West Center
University of Hawaii Manoa

Call for Papers

Theme: Increasing Trust in China-US Relations
We encourage interdisciplinary work
We welcome any field of specialization

Symposium is 3 days Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Deadline for submission June 1, 2009.
Submit to:
Professor Donald Eads

produced by
Asian Pacific Trade Group
co-sponsored by
International Cultural Studies Program EWC
Benefit for
the global grove project

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Fifth Annual 21st Century China Symposium

Forbidden City in Winter

Fifth Annual 21st Century China Symposium

East West Center
UH Manoa
July 17-19, 2009
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Food, fun, entertainment
Roundtable discussions
Asian Pacific Trade Group
Co-sponsor: ICS East West Center

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

China and the United States

Former US Congressman Ed Case, wife Audrey, and Don Eads discuss China-US Relations.

This is perhaps the defining relationship of the 21st century. If China and the US get it right, then the world will be a different place than if either side drops the ball. For the past 35 years of my life, I have been riveted on this relationship and the implications. That is what the Fifth Annual 21st Century China Symposium is all about.

When I first went to China to teach and minister, I realized all of the book learning does not really givce an accurate picture. I think the same thing applies to Chinese coming to Hawaii and America. One of the primary goals of our 3-day event is to help both sides understand each other better, especially within the context of Hawaii and Asia Pacific relations on all levels.

In the past we have had tremendous speakers and presentations, including former Mayor of Hawaii Harry Kim, who totally supports us. Professors from Hawaii and China have had the opportunity to air their views and meet each other. Graduate students have presented papers and shared their experiences. We have had wonderful entertainment and shared meals together.

2009 promises to be even better. This year we are doing the events on Oahu from July 17-19. Plan now to be an integral part of this growing China-US cooperation event. Learn about 21st Century China from experts who can help us all understand our relationship with the Land of the Dragon better.


Don Eads

produced by
Asian Pacific Trade Group

Friday, February 27, 2009

Fifth Annual 21st Century China Symposium

Fifth Annual 21st Century China Symposium

East West Center
UH Manoa
July 17-19, 2009
Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Food, fun, entertainment
Asian Pacific Trade Group

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

State and Cinema in China

State and Cinema in China
East West Center
Wednesday February 18
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Manoa Campus
Burns 4005
International Cultural Studies

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Chinese in Hawaii and Hawaiians in China: UHH, Wed. UCB 312 5:30-7 PM

This event is at UH Hilo. I will also speak at UH Manoa later.

Don Eads is doing a presentation at UH Hilo in UCB 312 starting at 5:30 PM on
Wednesday, Feb. 11, highlighting the growing connection and history
between China and Hawaii. The presentation will be followed by
discussion/question s. Drop in any time during the presentation.

The room is the big glassed in corner room to the right as you exit
the elevator on the 3rd floor. Hope to see you there! There is plenty
room for everybody. Again, this event is being held at UH Hilo in the
University Classroom Building 312

If you can stop by, it is an ideal time to learn about this area of
CHUS, provide input from your own experiences, and to also meet
graduate students in the Education department. Again, the details are:

Chinese in Hawaii and Hawaiians in China
Don Eads
East West Center
Cultural Studies

Event at UH Hilo Wednesday, Feb. 11 @ 5:30-7 PM UCB 312



Brief Bio:
Don is the first Thesis graduate in China-US Relations. He's the International Coordinator for the Tony Robbins Foundation. Don's currently at the East West Center, UH Manoa. He has lived, traveled and taught at Peking University, the International Academy of Beijing, and other institutions in China since 1999. He is a songwriter/performer, and has been on Magnum PI.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Big Fire in Beijing at Big Pants: New CCTV Tower

News was forthcoming via Tweepsters first. Other reports slow. This link shows how huge the blaze was.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Significant Drought In China: Rainmakers Try

Rain eases China drought

China is experiencing the "new oil" crisis, i.e. water. The challenge is acute and China needs rain. The most severe drought is in the area where wheat is grown.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Bankruptcies, unemployment and social unrest are spreading more widely in China than officially reported

Violent unrest rocks China as crisis hits
The collapse of the export trade has left millions without work and set off a wave of social instability. The instability may peak when millions of migrant workers flood back from celebrating the Chinese new year to find they no longer have jobs. That spells political trouble and there are already signs that the government’s $585 billion stimulus package will not be enough to achieve its goal of 8% growth this year.
Read full article:

Monday, January 12, 2009

Fifth Annual 21st Century China Symposium

East West Center
July 17-19, 2009

Meet China experts and learn!

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