AmCham Shanghai and the U.S.-China Business Council were pleased to host United States Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke at a breakfast event on July 17 at the Portman Ritz Carlton Hotel. Secretary Locke’s four-day trip to China, alongside U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu, was focused on engaging Chinese officials on the global economy, discussing ways both countries can respond to the issue of climate change and promoting U.S. green technology companies.
Project will serve up to three million blind or visually impaired people in China
Minnesota State Services for the Blind’s (SSB) Radio Talking Book (RTB) is helping China establish its own radio reading service that will serve as many as three million blind or visually impaired persons in that country.
On July 17, the ceremonial groundbreaking at the sight of the USA Pavilion for the World Expo in Shanghai, China in 2010 took place. This is another step forward in the journey to the first-ever World Expo held in China.
Send e-mails in Chinese without knowing the language – ChinglishMail.com launched August 3, 2009
CULEMBORG, Netherlands (U.S. Asian Wire) -- August 3, 2009 --- A new email application allows users to write an email message in English and then forward it with Chinese and English text side-by-side. This solves the language barrier with China and sets a new standard in e-mail communication.
China’s economy has continued to feel the brunt of the global crisis. Global economic activity continued to decline in the first part of 2009, even as tentative signs of stabilization have emerged recently in several countries.
However, very expansionary fiscal and monetary policies have kept the economy growing respectably. Fiscal stimulus is centered on the infrastructure-oriented “RMB 4 trillion” stimulus plan and the monetary stimulus has led to a surge in new bank lending. Government-influenced investment has soared. Market-based investment has lagged, although positive signs have emerged in the real estate sector. Consumption has held up well. Very weak exports have continued to be the main drag on growth, but import volumes have recovered in the second quarter of 2009 as raw material imports rebounded.