Dwayne Jones, who has been Laurel High’s principal for 14 years, was part of the Chinese Bridge Delegation, a program conducted by the College Board, an organization that connects students to higher education opportunities.
U.S. soy processors, exporters and some 300,00 American farmers understandably care deeply about the place soybeans have in our unfolding trade war with China. But the rest of us should care deeply as well, since this commercial dispute could permanently ravage our climate.
While speculation about the trade war with China reaches a fevered pitch, its most glaring consequence concerns an export that ended months ago, before the trade war even started: mountains of our discarded plastic bottles, old newspapers and other waste.
As President Donald Trump weighs trade policies that could provoke China to impose tariffs on U.S. soybean exports, Eastern Shore farmers fear what the ripple effects could be on what is Maryland's largest crop by acreage.
A large number of young Americans (and many aged hippies) are pushing for “democratic socialism” under the old lights of those such as Bernie Sanders, under romantic but fantasy notions of either collective or government-mandated equality. Socialism/communism simply does not work.
This month, Xi Jinping monumentally became the first Chinese president to visit the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland — a clear sign that China is moving to take the reigns of global leadership from the United States as its worldwide relationships falter. If we continue to escalate tensions with Mexico, America will lose a valuable trading partner and friend, and the Western hemisphere will be China's for the winning.
Dancers of all ages dressed in colorful costumes tweaked their makeup and chattered happily in Chinese as they waited for their chance to perform on Jan. 21. While the Chinese Lunar New Year officially begins on Jan. 28, celebrations began early with the Howard County Chinese School's Lunar New Year Gala at Glenelg High School on Saturday.
Xiang Wang, a 25-year-old from southern China, knew what he wanted in a graduate business school: an impressive reputation and a rigorous curriculum that could land him a job in the United States after graduation.
Eshhaq Rafiq's parents fled Afghanistan for the United States during the Soviet occupation. Mei Xu left China after the university student was assigned to warehouse work for reeducation following the Tienanmen Square crackdown. Juan Barbaran came to America from Peru seeking new opportunity after the promising soccer player broke his leg in a match. While all three came from different circumstances, they wound up opening their own businesses to pursue the American Dream.
Donald Trump's accusation that President Obama and Hillary Clinton are "founders of ISIS" is not only a good example of his reckless fear-mongering but also his complete lack of understanding about true threats to national security.
China's immediate response to an international court's ruling against it regarding the South China Sea was to double down on its claims. In the long run though, the country and world would be better off if China took this chance to show it can indeed be a good global neighbor — and leader.