| Jul 13, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Marching in an Independence Day Parade is not supposed to be a gut-wrenching experience, but for me last weekend in Philadelphia, it was. Don't get me wrong; I love playing my waist drum, in my waist-drum troupe. It's just that July 4th always triggers...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 8:48 AM
A decision Annie Seaman made in 2008 as a seventh-grader at Hereford Middle School has changed the course of her life. Chinese classes were being offered that year for the first time in Baltimore County schools and Annie signed up.
She continued to...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 10:27 AM
Economists should be bound by facts and reason. I simply can't embrace liberal positions on the minimum wage, climate change and gender discrimination, and call myself a scientist. Let's take them one by one:
The minimum wage: The Congressional Budget...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 12:18 PM
History is peppered with memorable dates, spoken so many times over that they become embedded into the tongue, words and numbers that carry their own familiarity and flavor. July Fourth, Sept. 11th. In Chinese, remembering dates is even easier —...
| May 18, 2014
| 3:37 PM
As the nation observes Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month in May, students and staff at a scholastic program in Columbia can boast that they highlight Chinese heritage year round.
Each Sunday, they gather at Howard Community College in Columbia for...
| Mar 8, 2014
When Emily Parker started writing columns about China and the Internet for the Wall Street Journal in 2004, she was skeptical that fledgling social media sites could make much of an impact.
"I wasn't convinced that the Internet was going to be...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 5:02 PM
Madeline Xi Cui Friedman was born in China and has lived much of her life with her family in western Howard County, but she considers herself a global citizen.
The 17-year-old high school senior attends the Shanghai Community International School in...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 8:24 AM
Symbols are meaningful in politics. Sometimes, a gesture as simple as a handshake can resonate with tremendous importance.
For me, the most important handshake in American history occurred in China on February 21, 1972.
By way of background, John...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 12:36 PM
President Barack Obama's vacillation on Syria — first delaying military action and then booting the decision to Congress — poses grave threats to U.S. prosperity.
Imminent military action, especially in the Middle East, instigates fears of...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 7:54 AM
The General Motors factory in Baltimore, the Solo Cup plant in Owings Mills and the steel mill at Sparrows Point all made things for decades. And all closed in the past 10 years.
It's a familiar tale for much of the country. But Maryland's manufacturing...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 9:48 AM
Nearly 820,000 international students — a national record — studied at universities in the United States during the 2012-2013 academic year, according to a report released this month by the Institute for International Education. At Morgan...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 2:22 PM
The workmen who built the Great Wall of China ate it for strength. Sailors on early American clipper ships consumed it for health during long voyages.
It has tickled Teutonic taste buds and made its way across France, England and the New World. It has...