China

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Maine agriculture officials are asking the federal government to help out wild blueberry growers as they deal with the effects of rising trade disputes with foreign countries.

Camden Conference 2019

In conjunction with the Camden Conference, we discuss China’s role in the world today, and tomorrow.

East Asian Relations

Nov 1, 2017
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We discuss top issues in North Korea, South Korea, China and Japan, leading up to President Trump's upcoming trip to Asia. From nuclear threats to sanctions to trade, U.S.-Asia relations present challenges and opportunities.

China Today

Aug 29, 2016
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Tune in for a rebroadcast of our earlier show:

Marketplace China correspondent Rob Schmitz discusses his new book “Street of Eternal Happiness: Big City Dreams Along a Shanghai Road.”  Joining Rob will be Bowdoin College Assistant Professor Christopher Heurlin and Connie Zhu, a Chinese language teacher, translator and radio host who grew up in Shanghai.

Guests:  Rob Schmitz, author of "Street of Eternal Happiness."  He's also China correspondent for MarketPlace; he will soon be the new Shanghai correspondent for NPR.

We often hear much about how China's economy is faring, how it's military is growing, and how it seeks a greater role on the world stage.  But what about the lives of the people of China? Which issues are important to them? Maine Public Radio's Keith Shortall recently spoke with Marketplace China correspondent Rob Schmitz about his new book 'Street of Eternal Happiness - Big City Dreams Along a Shanghai Road.'  Keith asked about the role of religion in present day China...

China 2016

Jul 20, 2016

Marketplace China correspondent Rob Schmitz discusses his new book “Street of Eternal Happiness: Big City Dreams Along a Shanghai Road.”  Joining Rob will be Bowdoin College Assistant Professor Christopher Heurlin and Connie Zhu, a Chinese language teacher, translator and radio host who grew up in Shanghai.

Guests:  Rob Schmitz, author of "Street of Eternal Happiness."  He's also China correspondent for MarketPlace; he will soon be the new Shanghai correspondent for NPR.

Christopher Heurlin, Assistant Professor of Asian Studies and Government, Bowdoin College

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee is closely looking at China's military buildup and intentions in Southeast Asia.

Committee members heard testimony that China is expanding its military at a fast rate, with a goal of more ships than any other nation. China is also flexing its economic muscle, as the largest market in Asia.

Maine Sen. Angus King says that complex situation requires a well-thought-out policy.

Dean Cheng
The Heritage Foundation

Dean Cheng brings detailed knowledge of China’s military and space capabilities to bear as The Heritage Foundation’s research fellow on Chinese political and security affairs. He specializes in China’s military and foreign policy, in particular its relationship with the rest of Asia and with the United States.

Cheng has written extensively on China’s military doctrine, technological implications of its space program and “dual use” issues associated with the communist nation’s industrial and scientific infrastructure.

Why China Matters

Jun 2, 2014

China, the nation, not the town near Augusta, is more than 6,000 miles from here. But China is increasingly connected to Maine. It is Maine's second largest export market, second only to Canada, and more and more Chinese students come here to study at Maine schools each year. Learn more about China, Maine's growing relationship with country and what the future might hold. What do we need to understand about this nation of one point four billion people? 25 years after the Tianamen Square crackdown, how has China changed?

  The University of New England’s Center for Global Humanities recently hosted a seminar entitled Making Sense of a Fast-Changing China. The speaker was Jeffery Wasserstrom, a professor of history at the University of California Irvine and most recently the author of China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know.

  The Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations recently hosted a talk by Michael Pilsbury. His talk was entitled "A China Policy for the United States.”

  Recently the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations hosted a talk by Dr. Joan Johnson-Freese, a faculty member at the Naval War College and the former Director of the Center for Space Policy and Law at the University of Florida.

  Marvin C. Ott is a visiting professor at Johns Hopkins University and Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center. Dr. Ott recently spoke in front of the Mid-Coast Council on Foreign Relations on the topic The Strategic Arena No One Knows: China and Southeast Asia.

  Speaking in Maine offers a talk by Mark W. Frazier, Professor of Chinese Politics in the School of International Studies at the University of Oklahoma.