Busan and Daegu in South Korea became the first cities in Asia to join the Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC), in which cities around the world work to solve urban problems through regional and global collaboration.
Since 1986, many Marshall Islanders have relocated to Northwest Arkansas and Oklahoma. Local universities and schools are helping the incoming Marshallese adapt, as well as providing health services and trainings.
Kiwi players in the US, as well as games between the US and New Zealand national teams, are giving Americans a closer look at Kiwi culture and meanwhile boosting the popularity of US leagues in New Zealand.
Outpacing other Asian groups, Indian Americans are rapidly becoming a significant population in Virginia. The state is also bolstering trade ties to India, as Governor Terry McAuliffe traveled there in November.
Building upon their already strong ties with China, the University of Washington and University of Texas became the first US teams, collegiate or professional, to play a regular season game in China in any sport.