china http://kbia.org en MU assistant professor finds rare fossils in China http://kbia.org/post/mu-assistant-professor-finds-rare-fossils-china <p>MU assistant professor of geological sciences James Schiffbauer and his team have found rare 500 year old fossilized embryos in China.&nbsp; Now, they are studying how those fossils stayed preserved.</p><p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:41:52 +0000 Kimaya Davis 51316 at http://kbia.org Field Notes: Popcorn and Ag Sec. Vilsack's trip to China http://kbia.org/post/field-notes-popcorn-and-ag-sec-vilsacks-trip-china <p></p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 45426 at http://kbia.org Field Notes: Popcorn and Ag Sec. Vilsack's trip to China Vilsack to China: Get up to speed on GMOs http://kbia.org/post/vilsack-china-get-speed-gmos <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Agriculture Secretary Tom </span>Vilsack<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will travel to China this week to ask Chinese regulators to get on the same page as the U.S. when it comes to evaluating genetically modified crops.</span></p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 20:20:00 +0000 Grant Gerlock 45424 at http://kbia.org Vilsack to China: Get up to speed on GMOs Why is China investing in Latin America? http://kbia.org/post/why-china-investing-latin-america <p></p><div>China has dramatically increased its economic influence in Latin America. The United States is still the region’s largest investor, but China is now in second place and gaining a larger market share. In 2009, for example, China loaned a Brazilian oil company $10 billion and built a cellphone factory in Venezuela. The next year, China signed a&nbsp;$10 billion deal for the construction of railroads in Argentina. And in March, Ecuador agreed to auction off one-third of the country's Amazonian rainforest to Chinese oil companies.</div><p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 00:39:44 +0000 Rehman Tungekar & David Reed 44845 at http://kbia.org Why is China investing in Latin America? WTO ruling could boost US chicken exports http://kbia.org/post/wto-ruling-could-boost-us-chicken-exports <p></p><p>The nation’s poultry industry exported a record 8.1 billion pounds of chicken last year, according to the USA Poultry and Egg Export Council. But a recent decision from the World Trade Organization in the latest skirmish between the US and China could drive up that number dramatically. It’s the latest volley in the export battle between the world’s top two economic superpowers.</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 15:14:27 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 38270 at http://kbia.org WTO ruling could boost US chicken exports Missouri moves to lift ban on foreign farm owners http://kbia.org/post/missouri-moves-lift-ban-foreign-farm-owners <p>A last-minute move by Missouri lawmakers could make it easier for a Chinese conglomerate to buy one of the biggest pork producers in the U.S.</p><p>Legislators agreed on their final day of work in May to remove a ban on foreign ownership of agricultural land in Missouri. That change sets a foreign ownership limit at 1 percent of the state's agricultural land, subject to approval by the Missouri Department of Agriculture.</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 21:16:31 +0000 Associated Press 35680 at http://kbia.org Missouri moves to lift ban on foreign farm owners Will it become easier to report on China? http://kbia.org/post/will-it-become-easier-report-china-1 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">China’s new leadership will soon set the agenda for the world’s most populous country for the next decade.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Changes in the Communist government’s top tier could affect censorship practices — and make it either easier or harder for journalists to report on Chinese issues. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 02:08:46 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 29328 at http://kbia.org Will it become easier to report on China? Chinese media expand into Africa http://kbia.org/post/chinese-media-expand-africa <p>Kenyans that want to hear the latest international news can listen to the BBC, the Voice of America, or Al-Jazeera. Africans can also tune in China Radio International, which is gaining ground in the crowded market.</p><p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 22:35:33 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 21540 at http://kbia.org Chinese media expand into Africa Tensions flare up between China and Japan over disputed islands http://kbia.org/post/tensions-flare-between-china-and-japan-over-disputed-islands <p>There’s a new twist to an epic territorial dispute between Japan and China. Thu, 06 Sep 2012 23:10:59 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 20713 at http://kbia.org Tensions flare up between China and Japan over disputed islands Bond to lead St. Louis business delegation to China http://kbia.org/post/bond-lead-st-louis-business-delegation-china Former Republican Missouri Senator Kit Bond will lead a delegation of St. Louis-area business leaders to China later this year.<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>Tim Nowak, executive director of the St. Wed, 22 Aug 2012 21:50:31 +0000 Julie Bierach 19864 at http://kbia.org Bond to lead St. Louis business delegation to China Bloggers evade censorship in China http://kbia.org/post/bloggers-evade-censorship-china <p>Blogs and microblogs are the primary sources of independent news in China.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 23:06:56 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 19115 at http://kbia.org Bloggers evade censorship in China Missouri's China connection http://kbia.org/post/missouris-china-connection <p><strong>Watch the show and join the conversation on the<a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/"> Intersection website.</a></strong><a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/"> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 23:02:04 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 18866 at http://kbia.org Missouri's China connection Documentary film directors evade censorship in Egypt and China http://kbia.org/post/documentary-film-directors-evade-censorship-egypt-and-china <p>How do documentary film directors avoid censorship in countries like Egypt and China? Thu, 31 May 2012 22:04:49 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 15113 at http://kbia.org Documentary film directors evade censorship in Egypt and China China's urban migration http://kbia.org/post/chinas-urban-migration <p>The magnitude of China&rsquo;s urban migration can be hard to fathom when you hear the numbers.</p><p> Thu, 29 Mar 2012 21:36:44 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 11473 at http://kbia.org China's urban migration Microbloggers in China lose anonymity http://kbia.org/post/microbloggers-china-lose-anonymity <p>When two high-speed trains collided on a bridge in southwestern China, the first report from the scene came from a victim, one minute later. &nbsp;Her Twitter-style post ended with a dramatic cry for help.</p><p> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 21:09:31 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 11071 at http://kbia.org Microbloggers in China lose anonymity