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McAuliffe announces major new exports to China for Frondita Biogroup

Richmond-based Frondita Biogroup made new export sales to China as a result of its participation in the China Animal Husbandry Expo in May.


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Obama must close E-ZPass lane for Cuban immigration

While politicians rancorously debate Syrian refugees and undocumented Mexican immigrants, a far more questionable immigration issue needs addressing: Cuba.


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Is it true that Apple gets around U.S. labor standards and laws by outsourcing production to China?

Apple isn’t the only tech giant outsourcing much of its production to Chinese manufacturers nowadays.


St. Anne’s-Belfield School sophomore volunteers at Chinese Panda Centers

For St. Anne’s-Belfield School sophomore Michelle Liu, summer vacation meant not only the chance to visit with her family and friends in Beijing, China, but also an opportunity to work with giant pandas through programs with Operation Earth, a China-based international field research organization dedicated to biodiversity conservation and global climate change.


Shenandoah National Park establishes sister park relationship with nature reserve in China

Shenandoah National Park and Baihuashan National Nature Reserve in China formalized a sister park arrangement at an official ceremony on July 4 in Beijing.


Virginia Tech ecologist partners with the United Nations to confront global water crisis

A Virginia Tech ecologist provided potential solutions to the world’s water problems in an article published recently in the United Nations’ Chronicle.


What is the Great Green Wall of China?

Unlike the Great Wall of China, a 5,000-mile fortification dating back to the 7th century BC that separates northern China from the Mongolian steppe, the Great Green Wall of China—otherwise known as the Three-North Shelter Forest Program—is the biggest tree planting project on the planet.


IMF deputy director to address China’s economic outlook at Shenandoah University event

Dr. Markus Rodlauer, deputy director of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Asia and Pacific Department (APD), will speak at Shenandoah University’s Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, in Halpin-Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium on the campus of Shenandoah University


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UVA in China: Officials to celebrate grand opening of Shanghai office

The University of Virginia is celebrating the official opening of its office in China with a busy, two-day event that will kick off a full year of special academic programing and engagement in the world’s most populous region.


EMU, Sichuan University of China sign cooperation agreement

Eastern Mennonite University and Sichuan University of Arts and Science, located in central China, signed an agreement on Jan. 13 to “promote academic exchanges, scientific research cooperation, and communication between teachers and students.”


Bigger news story: “The Interview,” or Cuba?

Wow, what a news day. U.S. moves to normalize relations with Cuba, and Sony Pictures moves to give North Korea a veto over new releases.


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William Antholis named new executive director of UVA Miller Center

William Antholis, the managing director of the Brookings Institution who has held key positions at the White House and State Department, has been named the new executive director of the UVA Miller Center.


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Robert Hurt: Reform the tax code to stimulate growth

Our nation’s outdated and complicated tax code is a perfect example of the federal government standing in the way of strengthening our economy for our nation’s families and small businesses.


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Route 634 in Augusta County closed Dec. 8-11 for railroad crossing work

Part of Route 634 (Patton Farm Road) in Augusta County is scheduled to be closed December 8-11 while Norfolk Southern works on a railroad crossing.


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Virginia farm products part of nation’s record-setting ag exports

U.S. agricultural exports, including those from Virginia, are at an all-time high. The USDA recently announced that agricultural exports for 2014 totaled $152.5 billion, topping last year’s record $141 billion.


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Press Conference: President Obama and China President Xi Jinping

Remarks by President Obama and President Xi Jinping in a Joint Press Conference in Beijing, China, on Nov. 12, 2014.


U.S.-China Joint Announcement on Climate Change

The United States of America and the People’s Republic of China have a critical role to play in combating global climate change, one of the greatest threats facing humanity.


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Wolverine Advanced Materials to invest $10.6 million to expand operation

Wolverine Advanced Materials (Wolverine)will invest $10.625 million to expand its specialty rubber coated materials manufacturing operation in Montgomery County.


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Governor McAuliffe announces new digital gateway to connect Chinese travelers to Virginia

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced yet another gateway connecting Chinese travelers to Virginia with the creation of a brand new landing page on the state’s tourism website, Virginia.org.


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Virginia peanut yields predicted to increase by 26 percent

Virginia peanut growers are hoping this year’s crop will be 26 percent larger than last year’s, a great recovery from recent years of low production.


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Governor McAuliffe announces 376 new jobs in Petersburg

UniTao Pharmaceuticals LLC has purchased the Boehringer Ingelheim plant in the City of Petersburg, and will invest $22.5 million to establish operations.


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McAuliffe announces new biotech agricultural export deal to China

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced as part of his trade and marketing mission to Asia that Agrivita Biogroup, Inc. has reached new export deals of animal feed additives to Chinese importers.


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Randy Forbes: What will history say?

For decades, we’ve been prepared. We’ve led. We’ve made innovative breakthroughs. We’ve made significant advances in trade, diplomacy, global trust, and modernization. We’ve protected the American way of life. But what will history say about our ability to take on the challenges of today?


Joe David: Christianity in retreat

The siege of the Middle East by radical Muslims has become a protracted spectacle of carnage, presented nightly on television with disturbing photographs and videos, highlighting savage murder by demented and corrupt terrorists.


September 10

Glenn Beck, God love ‘im, liked to remind us how unified we were as a country on September 12, 2001. (Whatever happened to the Beckster, anyway?)


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VCU to partner with medical school in Kazakhstan

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine announced Wednesday an educational, clinical and research exchange partnership with Kazakh National Medical University in Almaty, Kazakhstan.


Earth Talk: Dealing with mounting e-waste

With electronic equipment and gadgets the fastest growing waste stream in many countries, how to deal with so-called e-waste may in fact be one of the most pressing environmental problems of the 21st century.


Pandas travel to The Dome

The world’s most loveable animal is taking over The Dome at the Science Museum of Virginia on Saturday, August 16.


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McAuliffe announces 250 new jobs for Grayson County

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced this week that Core Health & Fitness LLC, a leader in developing and marketing advanced strength and cardio equipment for the fitness industry, will invest $2 million to expand the former Med-Fit operation in Grayson County.


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UVA soccer’s Makenzy Doniak named to U.S. U-20 World Cup Team

UVA women’s soccer junior forward Makenzy Doniak (Chino Hills, Calif.) has been named the United States’ squad for next month’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Canada.


McAuliffe highlights Beijing, Virginia Fine Arts Museum cultural exchange

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) is the first art museum in the United States to establish an extensive collaborative project with the Palace Museum in Beijing.


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McAuliffe embarks on trade mission to China, UK

Today Governor Terry McAuliffe embarked on the first international trade mission of his governorship, an eight day trip to China and the United Kingdom.


Earth Talk: Weaning ourselves off oil, coal

We can eliminate our addiction to oil and coal by 2050 and use one-third less natural gas while switching to efficient use and renewable supply.


McAuliffe Announces 2,000 new jobs in Chesterfield County

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today at the Virginia State Capitol that Shandong Tranlin Paper Co., Ltd., a leading Chinese pulp and paper company will invest $2 billion over five years to establish its first U.S. advanced manufacturing operation in Chesterfield County.


McAuliffe announces first shipment of poultry to China from Virginia in seven years

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that after almost seven years Virginia poultry exports resumed to the People’s Republic of China, with the first shipment leaving Perdue Foods Incorporated’s cold-storage export facility in Norfolk.