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Texas, Singapore Celebrate 20-Year Security Partnership

by Kim Meihua Roy
In August 2016, the Texas National Guard and Singapore Air Force commemorated their Peace Prairie partnership, which has strengthened the capacity of pilots on both sides for twenty years.
Petroleum refineries in Whatcom and Skagit Counties are a critical part of the US west coast energy infrastructure, but Washington is also a hotbed of activity on clean and renewable energy technology development, which is generating new research, development, and commercialization...

Coastal South Carolina Woos Chinese Tourists

by Kim Meihua Roy
A delegation from Myrtle Beach attended a China-US Tourism Leadership Summit during US-China Tourism Year with the hope of bringing Chinese visitors and investment to South Carolina.

Japanese-brand Automakers’ Commitment to America Drives more than US Economic Growth

by Manny Manriquez
From partnerships with the National Parks Service and local nature preserves, to the widespread use of clean energy sources at manufacturing plants and other facilities, Japanese-brand automakers’ focus on preserving the natural beauty and resources across America reflects an enduring...

Numerous US-Asia Sister-Cities Celebrate Milestone Anniversaries in 2016

by Alex Forster
Communities located all across the US are holding events, high-level visits, and more to commemorate their years of partnership and exchange with cities in Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan, the Philippines, and more across Asia.

Asia Matters for America: Perspectives from the Other Washington

by Sean Connell
Skagit County, Washington represents a microcosm of present dynamics and trends in US-Asia relations, from trade and immigration to energy and defense cooperation. A Skagit County local offers his insights.

Wyoming Partners with Japanese Companies to Research Clean Coal

by Sin Yan (Amy) Lau
A new cooperation agreement between the state of Wyoming and a consortium of Japanese companies will drive research on clean-coal technology and potentially promote coal exports from Wyoming to Japan.