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Trust-building a Must for China and Chinese Americans

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  By Lily Qi     The headlines and rhetoric are hard to ignore. A recent Washington Post editorial sounded the alarm, again, that the Chinese cyber attacks against the United States are ramping up and that as a nation, from lawmakers to citizens, we need to be much more vigilant about the cyber warfare that is posing eminent threat …

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Asian Festival 2014: “Experience, Explore & Enjoy”

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By Corih Kim As the biggest Asian Festival in the Mid-Atlantic area, and continues to grow each year, as more participants and attendees partake in the celebration of East, Southeast, and South Asian cultures. The Asian Festival DC 2014 showcased the diverse Southeast Asian cultures, focusing on Thailand, Philippine, India, China, and Vietnam. The festival featured a main stage and …

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Vietnamese Americans Rally vs. China over Territorial Dispute

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By Jennie L. Ilustre Photos courtesy of Genie Nguyen On a sunny Sunday afternoon, the Voice of Vietnamese Americans (VVA) led several rallies, denouncing China for its aggression in Asia over territorial disputes, including “placing Oil Rig Hai Yang 981 in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Vietnam.” VVA President Genie Nguyen stressed the rallies were a “demonstration for the sovereignty …

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Taking Credit for What We Do

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By Lily Qi Last year, I organized a highly productive trade mission to China for Montgomery County (notice I am bragging here), and when the photos from the trip were posted on the County Web site, I got an email from a colleague asking why I wasn’t in one particular photo. Well, I was busy arranging the right lineup of …

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Montgomery County Business Leaders and Government Officials Visit China to Strengthen Ties

Members of the Montgomery County delegation to China at the Shaanxi Province hosted a business roundtable for the Montgomery County delegation. Pictured L-R: Minister of Commerce Mr. Yao Chaoying, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett, Director of Special Projects Lily Qi, and Councilmember Hans Riemer.

By Jenny Chen Rockville, Md. – From Sept. 15-25, Montgomery County executive Ike Leggett led a trip for four cities in China: Shanghai, Xi’an, Benxi, and the Gu’an County right outside of Beijing. The trip included over 80 business, education, and government leaders from Montgomery County and the DC metropolitan area including Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) superintendent Joshua Starr, …

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Will Asia Be Looking to US For Natural Gas?

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By Devika Koppikar Volumes of natural gas sit beneath U.S. soil, with several Asian countries ready to buy this energy resource. However, the clashing goals of commerce, energy and environmental interests must first be ironed out, experts said at a recent roundtable discussion in Washington. To help collaborate these various interests and also elevate Asian Americans to take on key …

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Hollywood TV Series Brings The Art of War To Life

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By Yi Chen Photos courtesy of Michel Shane | Hand Picked Films Washington, DC – The Art of War, an ancient Chinese military treatise written more than 2,500 years ago, is being adapted into an epic television series for western audience. “I was doing research to see if the story has ever been told in the West and to my …

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President Obama and President Xi Ji Ping Discuss Relations and the Environment

President Obama and President Xi Ji Ping Discuss Relations and the Environment

By Jenny Chen Rancho Mirage, Ca. – In the picturesque Sunnyland Estates in Rancho Mirage, California, President Obama greeted President Xi Ji Ping in a historic meeting that signified stronger communication between the United States and China. The two leaders met from June 7-8, 2013. “Our decision to meet so early, I think, signifies the importance of the U.S.-China relationship.  …

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How to Be an (Asian) American Woman

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QultureMATTERS  By Lily Qi On a recent business trip to China, I was automatically assumed to be an interpreter or assistant because I was helping with communication on both sides. I had to assert myself and remind my colleagues that I, too, had original thoughts to contribute. This small example shines light on the issue of how Asian women are …

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Celebrating the New Year with Anhui Huangmei Opera

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Anhui Huangmei Opera Troupe of Anhui, China visited the Washington area in the middle of the Chinese Lunar New Year. DC’s Anhui Friendship Association and Anhui Association jointly hosted a dinner to welcome the troupe and were treated with a very special Huangmei Opera show at the New Fortune restaurant on Feb. 12.

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Podium Presence

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A-List watchers want to know: who’s that athletic-looking guy who has been popping up on national TV lately every time President Obama talks to the press? Moments before POTUS shows, there’s Kevin Xu, a 26-year-old White House press aide, arranging the boss’ notes on The Blue Goose, as insiders call the presidential podium. Here he is, looking businesslike behind the …

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U.S.-China Relations Complex, Will Remain So

Above: (L-R) Michael Marshall, editor emeritus at United Press International listens to U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, co-chair of the congressional US-China Working Group, as he discusses the long-term vision for U.S.-China relations.

By Michelle Phipps-Evans Forty years ago an American president who had built his political career as a hard-line anti-Communist shocked the world by opening doors between the U.S. and China. Richard Nixon went further, personally visiting the Asian giant in a trip which produced the “Shanghai Communiqué,” a statement of foreign policy views gingerly worked out between the two nations. …

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