Seated l-r: Tim Nowak, World Trade Center St. Louis, and Chung Tam, chief rep., Greater China Amer. Society of Transp. & Logistics...standing l-r: former Sen. Kit Bond and Ricardo Pelaez from US Consulate Gen.'s Shanghai office
Earlier this month, Missouri and St. Louis-area leaders wrapped up a trade mission to China. The trip was designed, in part, to revive the so-called China Hub project.
Members of the Midwest-China Hub Commission and the American Society of Transportation and Logistics signed an agreement in Shanghai to pursue expanding trade between the U.S. and China, and in particular adding new airfreight routes between the Asian nation and St. Louis.
Several prominent Republicans responded to speeches given at the Democratic National Convention. Former Missouri House Speaker Catherine Hanaway accused Democratic leaders of stereotyping the issues women care about.
Hanaway said women are concerned with the big issue affecting every American: the economy. This week, the DNC has featured several prominent women speaking about access to birth control and health care. Hanaway says the biggest concern for women is whether or not their children will be better off.
Former Republican U.S. Senator for Missouri Kit Bond at the podium during the launch of his newest venture, Kit Bond Strategies, on Nov. 8, 2011. Bond will lead a delegation of St. Louis business leaders to China later in 2012.
Akin continues to dismiss Republican pleas to withdraw from Senate race
In an interview on NBC’s Today show, embattled Representative Todd Akin confirmed that Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan called him to personally plea that he step aside in the wake of the searing controversy surrounding his comments about abortion. Akin says he told Ryan that he was thinking things over and wants to “do the right thing.”