China http://news.stlpublicradio.org en In The Competition Between The U.S. And China, Where Does St. Louis Fit In? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/competition-between-us-and-china-where-does-st-louis-fit <p>According to World Trade Center St. Louis executive director Tim Nowak, the number one destination for St. Louis exports is China. With such a direct link to the St. Louis economy, the future of U.S.-China relations is particularly significant to the St. Louis region.</p><p>In his new book “Contest of the Century,” <em>Financial Times</em> journalist Geoff Dyer offers an in-depth look at the increasingly competitive nature of that relationship. He is in St. Louis for a presentation tonight at the St. Louis County Library.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 22:34:41 +0000 Camille Phillips 33959 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org In The Competition Between The U.S. And China, Where Does St. Louis Fit In? Unique Cultural Exchange To Take Place As Chinese Youth Visit Missouri http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/unique-cultural-exchange-take-place-chinese-youth-visit-missouri <p>The relationship between the United States and China is important, as demonstrated by recent meetings between President Barack Obama and his counterpart, Xi Jinping.</p><p>A group of 37 Chinese students will begin arriving in St. Louis this week to attend Missouri <a href="http://www.moboysstate.org/">Boys</a> and <a href="http://www.missourigirlsstate.org/">Girls</a> State, youth leadership programs held at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 22:17:05 +0000 Kristi Luther, Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 27326 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Unique Cultural Exchange To Take Place As Chinese Youth Visit Missouri Bond to lead St. Louis business delegation to China http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bond-lead-st-louis-business-delegation-china <p>Former Republican Missouri Senator Kit Bond will lead a delegation of St. Louis-area business leaders to China later this year.</p><p>Bond's <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/retired-senator-kit-bond-launches-new-venture-boost-trade-between-mo-southeast-asia">consulting firm that works on international trade</a> will accompany regional and statewide businesses and academic institutions to China in December.</p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 18:22:10 +0000 Julie Bierach 4378 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bond to lead St. Louis business delegation to China Morning headlines: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-august-22-2012 <p><strong>Akin continues to dismiss Republican pleas to withdraw from Senate race</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/48749183#48749183">In an interview on NBC’s Today show</a>, embattled Representative Todd Akin confirmed that Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan called him to personally plea that he step aside in the <a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/deadline-passes-akin-stays-race-us-senate">wake of the searing controversy</a> surrounding his comments about abortion. Akin says he told Ryan that he was thinking things over and wants to “do the right thing.”</p><p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 14:28:07 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 4377 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 Mo. exports hit another record in 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-exports-hit-another-record-2011 <p>Missouri companies exported $14.1 billion worth of goods and services last year, according to new data from the World Trade Center St. Louis and the World Institute for Strategic Economic Research.</p><p>That&#39;s a record level of exports, officials say - $500 million higher than the previous record, which was set in 2007. The state&#39;s biggest customers were Canada, Mexico and China, with China&#39;s consumption of goods like copper scrap, fan parts, and semiconductor devices growing another 18 percent in 2011.</p> Fri, 10 Feb 2012 20:34:31 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 3054 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. exports hit another record in 2011 Congressman praises river port potential to Chinese delegation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/congressman-praises-river-port-potential-chinese-delegation <p>An Illinois Congressman and US transportation officials are talking up a Granite City river port to a Chinese delegation exploring new trade routes to the American market.</p><p>Congressman Jerry Costello touted the access America&#39;s Central Port&nbsp;has to railroads and highways during a visit from China&#39;s Vice Minister of Maritime Affairs, Xu&nbsp;Zuyuan.</p><p>Costello said a harbor to be completed next year will give&nbsp;a strategic advantage in moving imports and exports.</p> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 23:12:44 +0000 Joseph Leahy 2841 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Congressman praises river port potential to Chinese delegation Mo. reaches $200M export agreement with China http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-reaches-200m-export-agreement-china <p>Missouri officials have completed an agreement to boost exports and investment in northwestern China by $200 million.</p><p>Gov. Jay Nixon&#39;s office said Friday that the deal calls for state Department of Economic Development to work with officials in Xinjiang Uygur to increase Missouri exports from 2012 to 2014.</p> Fri, 02 Dec 2011 23:41:54 +0000 The Associated Press 2606 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. reaches $200M export agreement with China Mo. Botanical Garden signs exchange agreement with Chinese botanical institutions http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-botanical-garden-signs-exchange-agreement-chinese-botanical-institutions <p>Joining in with other <a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-gov-strikes-import-deal-another-chinese-province">recent Missouri moves to trade with Chinese entities</a>, the Missouri Botanical Garden has announced that it has established a Missouri-China relationship of its own.</p><p>Plant diversity is the focus of the Garden&#39;s Memorandum of Understanding with three Chinese botanical institutions: Nanjing Botanical Garden, Lushan Botanical Garden and Guangxi Institute of Botany.</p> Wed, 16 Nov 2011 18:47:04 +0000 Kelsey Proud 2488 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Botanical Garden signs exchange agreement with Chinese botanical institutions Retired Senator Kit Bond launches new venture to boost trade between Mo., Southeast Asia http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/retired-senator-kit-bond-launches-new-venture-boost-trade-between-mo-southeast-asia <p>He <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/kit-bond-retires-work-together-play-nice%E2%80%9D">may be retired</a>, but former Senator Kit Bond still has connections across the world. A new venture Bond launched Tuesday will be looking for ways to use those connections to help Missouri businesses.</p><p>The first effort for Kit Bond Strategies is a trade mission to Indonesia for the World Trade Center St. Louis.</p> Tue, 08 Nov 2011 22:05:56 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2432 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Retired Senator Kit Bond launches new venture to boost trade between Mo., Southeast Asia Nixon mum on plans for China hub tax credits during hunting program event http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-mum-plans-china-hub-tax-credits-during-hunting-program-event <p>While in the St. Louis region Tuesday for a press conference on the Share the Harvest program (which you can learn more about below) Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon called his trade trip to China productive - however, he had little to say about whether he wants to renew efforts to get tax credits for a China hub.<br /><br />The Democrat said his week-long trip resulted in $4.6 billion in export agreements between Missouri and China.<br /> Tue, 01 Nov 2011 22:44:34 +0000 Maria Altman 2384 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon mum on plans for China hub tax credits during hunting program event