Tag: china

Staunton Parks & Recreation teams with hOUR Economy

Starting in January 2014, Staunton Parks and Recreation is teaming with hOUR Economy to provide classes through a pre-established hours exchange system. Participants may pay for classes in this brochure section using hOURs they’ve accumulated through the hOUR economy timebank, or they can choose to pay in dollars.


Chris Graham: Syria, and the role of the U.S. on the world stage

Assad, no doubt, will be emboldened in Syria if the West fails to act in some way, shape or form to his internal aggression, and he won’t be the only one. Ally Russia, with an increasingly aggressive Vladimir Putin pushing the buttons, is calculating the next move in his quest to further strengthen the former superpower. North Korea and China are also watching with great interest to see what the United States does, or as the case may be doesn’t do, in Syria, with their own geopolitical fortunes in mind.


Agreement launches Virginia-based Hamilton Beach products into Chinese market

Gov. Bob McDonnell today attended the signing of a contract between YingLi, a distributor that specializes in e-commerce channel and high-end retailers, and Yihaodian, the fastest-growing integrated e-commerce company, 51 percent owned by Wal-Mart, with more than 30 million registered users in China, to sell Virginia-based Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc. (Hamilton Beach) products.


China cross-cultural takes students out of comfort zones

The 14-hour flight from Washington, D.C., to Beijing was the first time Josh Martin had ever flown. It was also the first time he’d been out of the country, and pretty much the first time he had ever really traveled at all, except for the away games that occasionally took him out of state during his four years as an infielder for the baseball team at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU).


Chris Graham: If I were president

If I were president, and I was heading into the final debate of the 2012 cycle, which ostensibly focuses on foreign policy … here’s what I’d do: sound Republican.


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Chamber offering journey to China

The Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Boscov’s Travel to offer a tour and trade mission to China scheduled for April 20-28. Area businesses are being invited to join Chamber members on this nine-day, seven-night journey featuring comprehensive tours of local attractions in Beijing, Chongqing, Wonzhou, and Shanghai. Highlights of this tour […]


Earth Talk | China and global warming

Dear EarthTalk: Has China been making any progress reducing its output of global warming gases, and/or in tackling other environmental problems? –Bill W., Saugus, Mass. Decades of rapid-fire development and lack of government oversight has meant that China now faces some serious environmental challenges. According to research by the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, China surpassed […]


EMU group traveling in China reported safe after quake

Item by Jim Bishop Sixteen students, a faculty member and a staff person from Eastern Mennonite University are safe in China following the devastating May 12 earthquake there. Their travel and study plans are being modified, but the group will complete their scheduled term. Part of the EMU group had arrived in Beijing May 12 […]