Monthly Archives: February 2015
Tourism from China to Los Angeles has nearly quadrupled in the past four years, making the country the largest overseas market for the city’s tourism.
When you arrive in Sierra Leone, things look pretty normal. Life goes on as usual in many respects. In Freetown, the streets are still busy, and people still go to the market. In the villages, people are doing the same things they always do: sitting and chatting, wandering, playing football.
For Jule Byrd and Sean Hancock, second graders at Baltimore International Academy, Chinese New Year has added significance.
China has responded strongly to international calls to support efforts to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, sending funding, equipment and Chinese medics.
Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi and US National Security Advisor Susan Rice both said that the upcoming state visit to the United States by Chinese President Xi Jinping in September is of great significance.
Analysts said China’s decision to remove some of the world’s leading technology companies from its state-approved purchase list is designed to aid the country’s technology sector while addressing what Beijing sees as security concerns.