Trade & Investment

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...

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.

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.

Thai Airways Aims to Resume Flights to the US

by Sin Yan (Amy) Lau
Pending safety approval, THAI Airways is hoping to join carriers from Indonesia, Singapore, and the US in operating non-stop service between Southeast Asia and the continental US.

For Filipinos in America, Homecoming Fits in a Box

by Benjamin Nathan
Supplementing cash remittances with low-cost shipments of physical goods known as balikbayan boxes, America’s Filipino community maintains ties with family and friends across the Pacific.

Wisconsin Trade Trip to South Korea Increases Potential for Partnership

by Andrea Moneton
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation brought Wisconsin-based exporters to South Korea, the state’s tenth largest export destination, to develop trade relations with local Korean companies in a variety of industries.