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Chicago and Other US Cities Step Up Ties to China

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New partnerships between Tustin, California and Heyuan, in Guangdong Province, as well as Yorba Linda, California and Tongchuan, in Shaanxi Province, now join the collection of more than 200 city partnerships between the US and China.

Icons of Cricket Bring the Sport to America

by Zhonghe Zhu
Cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne led All-Star teams in three games in the US, hoping to revive American interest in a sport that was among the founding fathers’ favorites.

Okinawa to Memorialize Hawaiian Pig Aid After WWII

by Zhonghe Zhu
A monument will be built in Okinawa to commemorate the time when Japanese immigrants in Hawai‘i shipped pigs back to Okinawa to help the island deal with food shortages. Pork remains an important part of US-Japan trade relations to this day.

Traditional Chinese Liquor Drives Demand for US Sorghum

by Anna Scott Bell
In the last year, changes in China’s agricultural policy and a crackdown on corruption have had surprising reverberations in the US, from the farms of Nebraska to the cocktail bars of Manhattan.

Maryland Schools Strengthening US-Japan Ties

by Raveena Ugale
With sister state and sister school ties going back over three decades, students from Maryland and Japan are important players in the future of the US-Japan relationship.

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