China Honors OSU Researcher

CORVALLIS, Ore. — An Oregon State University researcher is in the international spotlight for his work on plant¬†diseases. The Chinese government awarded a National Friendship Award to Brett Tyler, the Director at the Center of Genome Research and Biocomputing at OSU last month. Tyler specializes in the study of oomycetes, the same pathogen that caused … Continue reading »

Web Extra: Craig Robinson Summer Presser

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Hormel Buys Skippy Peanut Butter Brand

(CNN) — Hormel Foods, the maker of Spam luncheon meat, is paying $700 million to buy the Skippy peanut butter brand from consumer products maker Unilever, the companies announced Thursday. Skippy, first introduced in 1932, is the leading brand of peanut butter in China and the number two peanut butter brand overall. The sale includes … Continue reading »

Corvallis Mural Stirs Up Debate

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A Corvallis mural is stirring up Oregon’s congressional delegation. Senator Ron Wyden and Representative Peter DeFazio are critical of Chinese diplomats who pushed for the mural to be removed. The Chinese consulate general in San Francisco complained about the mural in a letter to Corvallis’s mayor last month, then sent two high-ranking … Continue reading »

China Connection: A Taste for Oregon Wine

May 31, 2011 By Holly Menino Hangzhou, China — The “Made In China” label seems to be everywhere in the United States. But what about in China? Will you find “Made In USA” labels there?¬† Experts say the Chinese do like buying American made products. One Oregon industry is experiencing major growth because of it.

China Connection: Reflecting on the Trip

May 26, 2011 By Holly Menino Most of the people that traveled to China with the Eugene Chamber of Commerce had never been there before. It was an eye-opening experience that many say changed their opinion of China.

China Connection: Construction and Development

May 25, 2011 By Holly Menino SHANGHAI — With one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, there’s a lot driving China’s growth, including construction. Development in China’s cities symbolizes more than just an economic boom.

China Connection: Green Efforts

May 25, 2011 By Holly Menino BEIJING — From car emissions to factories, China is facing some very serious pollution problems. Not only are China’s environmental challenges a concern for public health, but its polluted reputation is also a worry to the Chinese government. The situation is so bad, China is now racing against the … Continue reading »

China Connection: China’s Many Forms of Transportation

May 23, 2011 By Holly Menino BEIJING — From bicyclists to cars to buses — and with a population of more than 1 billion, China’s roads are busy. But the country’s modes of transportation don’t stop there. China is also home to some of the world’s fastest trains.

China Connection: Eugene Chamber Spends Ten Days in China

May 22, 2011 By Holly Menino BEIJING — Sometimes the best way to learn about another country is to go there and immerse yourself in the lifestyle of the people. With the second largest economy in the world, and the fastest growing, China was a logical choice as the first destination for the Eugene Chamber … Continue reading »

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