China http://www.kplu.org en King County Council Resolution Calls for Coal Ban in Wash. State http://www.kplu.org/post/king-county-council-resolution-calls-coal-ban-wash-state <p>King County is poised to join the city of Seattle and several other municipalities in passing&nbsp;<a href="http://mkcclegisearch.kingcounty.gov/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=1468746&amp;GUID=D61E14B9-C219-4C9C-B579-5EAE7F049C04&amp;Options=ID%7cText%7c&amp;Search=2013-0386" target="_blank">a resolution&nbsp;</a>banning the burning and the transportation of coal in Washington state.&nbsp;</p><p>King County Council member Larry Philips is leading the charge to bring the county on board with what towns and cities all over the region have already done: saying loud and clear that coal is not the answer to the future of energy. The opponents are calling for&nbsp;<a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/state-promising-extensive-review-proposed-coal-exports" target="_blank">a comprehensive environmental review</a> of the effects of a proposed coal terminal at Cherry Point near Bellingham.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 00:32:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 11370 at http://www.kplu.org King County Council Resolution Calls for Coal Ban in Wash. State The cyber threat from China http://www.kplu.org/post/cyber-threat-china <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Are hackers from China stealing U.S. secrets?</span></p><p>China has denied these allegations for years. But a <a href="http://intelreport.mandiant.com/">recent report</a> by cybersecurity firm <a href="http://www.mandiant.com/">Mandiant </a>thoroughly documents the activities of a team in China that has apparently ransacked terabytes of data from U.S. corporations.</p><p>Our technology commentator, <a href="http://stratnews.com/">Strategic News Service</a> publisher Mark Anderson, has been warning us about the growing cyber threat from China.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this month’s edition of The Digital Future, Mark tells </span>KPLU’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Dave Meyer the </span>Mandiant<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> report is truly a “smoking gun".</span></p><p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 12:30:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Mark Anderson 8112 at http://www.kplu.org The cyber threat from China Starbucks profit, sales rise, boosted by Asian demand http://www.kplu.org/post/starbucks-profit-sales-rise-boosted-asian-demand <p></p><p>Starbucks says profit in its most recent quarter climbed 13 percent as the coffee giant benefits from a big push into Asia. Fri, 25 Jan 2013 17:10:22 +0000 Ashley Gross 7638 at http://www.kplu.org Starbucks profit, sales rise, boosted by Asian demand Outsourced: Employee Sends Own Job To China; Surfs Web http://www.kplu.org/post/outsourced-employee-sends-own-job-china-surfs-web What began as a company's suspicion that its infrastructure was being hacked turned into a case of a worker outsourcing his own job to a Chinese consulting firm, according to reports that cite an investigation by Verizon's security team. Wed, 16 Jan 2013 22:26:24 +0000 Bill Chappell 7576 at http://www.kplu.org Outsourced: Employee Sends Own Job To China; Surfs Web Why China wants a mural in Oregon destroyed http://www.kplu.org/post/why-china-wants-mural-oregon-destroyed The mural in downtown Corvallis, Ore., is big: 10 feet high and 100 feet long. One side shows a peaceful countryside setting in rural Taiwan. The other shows police beating protesters in Tibet and a Buddhist monk setting himself ablaze in protest.<p>"You burn yourself to death. Painful. And we cannot ignore that," says David Lin, the Corvallis businessman who commissioned the mural. Thu, 20 Sep 2012 00:49:59 +0000 Chris Lehman 6409 at http://www.kplu.org Why China wants a mural in Oregon destroyed Boeing expects Asian demand to propel growth http://www.kplu.org/post/boeing-expects-asian-demand-propel-growth <p>Boeing says the world will need 34,000 new airplanes over the next 20 years, mostly driven by increasing demand from Asia.</p><p>Boeing has to plan 20 years down the line in an industry where designing and building a plane can take almost a decade. The company says it expects airlines will want even more single-aisle airplanes, like its 737s, which are made in Renton.</p> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 22:17:03 +0000 Ashley Gross 5491 at http://www.kplu.org Boeing expects Asian demand to propel growth A graduate's journey from rural Tibet to Ingraham High School http://www.kplu.org/post/graduates-journey-rural-tibet-ingraham-high-school <p>You might say the Dalai Lama was his guidance counselor.</p><p>When Choega Thundrup dons his cap and gown Friday, it will be thanks to the spiritual leader who set him on his path, and people who risked their lives to help him get there.</p><p> Thu, 14 Jun 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 5270 at http://www.kplu.org A graduate's journey from rural Tibet to Ingraham High School Countering the cyber espionage threat from China and Russia http://www.kplu.org/post/countering-cyber-espionage-threat-china-and-russia <p>It&#39;s official: China and Russia are the two biggest sources of cyber espionage attacks against the United States.</p><p><a href="http://www.ncix.gov/">The Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive</a> singled out those two nations in a recent <a href="http://www.ncix.gov/publications/reports/fecie_all/Foreign_Economic_Collection_2011.pdf">report to Congress</a>&nbsp;(coincidentally, it&#39;s been difficult to reach the counterintelligence website since the report came out and those links may not work).</p><p> Tue, 29 Nov 2011 12:30:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Mark Anderson 3282 at http://www.kplu.org Countering the cyber espionage threat from China and Russia Wash. governor defers to State Dept. on human rights in China http://www.kplu.org/post/wash-governor-defers-state-dept-human-rights-china <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. &ndash; Washington Governor Chris Gregoire has returned from her second trade mission to China. The state&rsquo;s Tibetan community wanted her to press Communist officials on the issue of human rights.</p><p>But the Democratic governor believes that&rsquo;s the role of the State Department.</p><p> Tue, 25 Oct 2011 00:10:00 +0000 Austin Jenkins 2983 at http://www.kplu.org New U.S. Ambassador to China points to his WA state roots http://www.kplu.org/post/new-us-ambassador-china-points-his-wa-state-roots <div id="full_story"><p>The new U.S. Ambassador to China, Gary Locke, says it&rsquo;s his Washington roots that made him what he is today.</p><p>Ambassador Locke left his position as U.S. Commerce Secretary when he was sworn in as Ambassador to China this month.</p><p> Thu, 11 Aug 2011 18:15:07 +0000 Northwest News Network 2304 at http://www.kplu.org New U.S. Ambassador to China points to his WA state roots Bellingham mayor apologizes, 125 years after expulsion of Chinese http://www.kplu.org/post/bellingham-mayor-apologizes-125-years-after-expulsion-chinese <p>Bellingham Mayor Dan Pike has issued a formal apology to the Chinese community for the expulsion of their people,125 years ago.</p><p>Pike says the apology is meant to make it clear: authorities now see the racist actions by regional governments and their supporters more than a century ago were wrong.</p><blockquote><p>In 1885 and 1886, thousands of <a href="http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&amp;File_Id=2060">Chinese immigrants</a> were driven out of Puget Sound towns during an economic downturn. Civic leaders and town newspapers argued the new residents were taking jobs away from white people.</p></blockquote><p>The apology and related events this week in Bellingham are part of a year-long <a href="http://iexaminer.org/cerp/">Chinese Expulsion Remembrance Project</a>. Seattle, <a href="http://americollector.com/unhappy/">Tacoma,</a> Olympia and Mount Vernon are also taking part. The project also has a <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Chinese-Expulsion-Remembrance-Project/169280723096193">Facebook page</a>. Fri, 27 May 2011 15:34:23 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 1687 at http://www.kplu.org Bellingham mayor apologizes, 125 years after expulsion of Chinese Booming demand from China for Northwest logs & lumber http://www.kplu.org/post/booming-demand-china-northwest-logs-lumber <p>There&rsquo;s good news and bad news for logging and saw-milling jobs in the Northwest. The bad news is new figures out show construction spending dropped in February to the lowest level in more than a decade. The good news is that timber demand from China is soaring.</p><p>Russia has traditionally been China&rsquo;s main wood supplier. An export tax by the Russians combined with the expanding Chinese economy has created an opening for exporters on the West Coast. Fri, 01 Apr 2011 21:01:43 +0000 Tom Banse & KPLU News Staff 1126 at http://www.kplu.org Booming demand from China for Northwest logs & lumber Obama nominates Locke as ambassador to China http://www.kplu.org/post/obama-nominates-locke-ambassador-china <p>&nbsp;WASHINGTON (AP) &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; President Barack Obama has nominated Commerce Secretary Gary Locke to be the next U.S. ambassador to China. At a <a href="http://www.c-span.org/Events/Pres-Obama-Nominates-Commerce-Sec-Gary-Locke-as-New-Ambassador-to-China/10737420110/">White House appearance Wednesday (Video)</a>, Obama credited Locke for expanding exports to China and said he has earned the trust of business leaders.</p> Wed, 09 Mar 2011 18:11:55 +0000 The Associated Press 958 at http://www.kplu.org Obama nominates Locke as ambassador to China Gary Locke expected to be the next US ambassador to China http://www.kplu.org/post/gary-locke-expected-be-next-us-ambassador-china <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-956347.mp3</p><p>President Barack Obama is expected to nominate&nbsp;US Commerce Secretary and former Washington Governor Gary Locke to be ambassador to China. Both as governor and Commerce Secretary, Locke has promoted close trade relations with the country from which his father and grandfather emigrated.</p><p>If Locke is confirmed as ambassador to China, he&rsquo;ll become the first Chinese-American to hold the post. He was also the first Chinese American to become a governor and the first to be Secretary of Commerce.</p><p> Tue, 08 Mar 2011 12:58:46 +0000 Paula Wissel & KPLU News Staff 944 at http://www.kplu.org Gary Locke expected to be the next US ambassador to China China's aerospace sector booming, Washington companies testing waters http://www.kplu.org/post/chinas-aerospace-sector-booming-washington-companies-testing-waters <p>China's aerospace sector is taking off.&nbsp; Washington state has hundreds of suppliers - and many want in to that growing market.&nbsp; The state's <a href="http://www.choosewashington.com">Department of Commerce</a> is more than a year in to a new push to promote them.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 09 Dec 2010 00:43:09 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 315 at http://www.kplu.org China's aerospace sector booming, Washington companies testing waters