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  • Author:
    Wendy Liu
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    240 pages
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For anyone interested in Washington State trade with China, Wendy Liu's Connecting Washington and China - The Story .

For anyone interested in Washington State trade with China, Wendy Liu's Connecting Washington and China - The Story of the Washington State China Relations Council is a must read. This book was first published in 2005 in English; the book was more recently published in Chinese. It might easily be overshadowed by volume with more strategically ominous titles and content. The story of China in the late twentieth century will be studied for years to come and this book should always be valued as a unique source of accurate information about the period.

In her 2005 book Connecting Washington and China:The Story of the Washington State China Relations Council . Ms. Liu documents in detail the creation of the first private non-profit organization in the .

In her 2005 book Connecting Washington and China:The Story of the Washington State China Relations Council Wendy Liu adds helpful specifics to the story of China's transformation from Cold War adversary to modern-day economic superpower. Recently Viewed and Featured. Longings Of The Acrobats: Selected Poems.

The Story of The Washington State China Relations Council. It did, miraculously. In June 2004, I was privileged to attend the gala of the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Washington State China Relations Council. Seeing and listening to the movers and shakers of the Council as well as distinguished guests from both American and Chinese sides, the old feelings of awe and fascination came back. The outlet of those feelings is this book.

In "Connecting Washington and China," Wendy Liu reveals the state's special relationship with China through the story of this unique council on China-its birth, growth, ups and downs-especially its leaders.

In "Connecting Washington and China," Wendy Liu reveals the state's special relationship with China through the story of this unique council on China-its birth, growth, ups and downs-especially its leaders, who have written one state's remarkable chapter in the chronicles of .

China–United States relations, also known as . Chinese relations, Chinese–U. relations, or Sino-American relations, refers to international relations between China and the United States. The history of the relationship can be traced back to when the United States first gained independence. The relationship between the two countries have been, until the last years, quite strong, complex and even somewhat positive in various aspects.

He most commonly speaks on China law issues and is the lead writer of the award winning China Law Blog.

What a perfect metaphor for China, I thought: traveling at high speed, without a clear definition of the road or the . Wendy Liu of Mercer Island is the author of Connecting Washington and China - The Story of the Washington State China Relations Council

What a perfect metaphor for China, I thought: traveling at high speed, without a clear definition of the road or the journey. Most Read Opinion Stories. Happy Thanksgiving, city dwellers and rural neighbors alike! Horsey cartoon. What I learned in my seven months on the Seattle City Council Op-Ed. Choose gratitude as an antidote to anger and resentment Op-Ed. Free tuition will bleed colleges dry Noah Smith, Syndicated columnist. Wendy Liu of Mercer Island is the author of Connecting Washington and China - The Story of the Washington State China Relations Council. She can be reached at [email protected] Wendy Liu. Advertising.

Washington’s adversarial stance toward Beijing weakens the influence of those voices in favor of assertive . Albert Keidel, adjunct graduate professor, George Washington University; former deputy director of the Office of East Asian Nations at the Treasury Department, 2001-2004

Washington’s adversarial stance toward Beijing weakens the influence of those voices in favor of assertive nationalists. With the right balance of competition and cooperation, . actions can strengthen those Chinese leaders who want China to play a constructive role in world affairs. Albert Keidel, adjunct graduate professor, George Washington University; former deputy director of the Office of East Asian Nations at the Treasury Department, 2001-2004. Robert O. Keohane, professor of International Affairs emeritus, Princeton University.

Wendy Liu believes that by sharing her understanding of America, she is contributing to the overall . She is also the author of Connecting Washington and China The Story of the Washington State China Relations Council

Wendy Liu believes that by sharing her understanding of America, she is contributing to the overall understanding of America as well as that of . She is also the author of Connecting Washington and China The Story of the Washington State China Relations Council. The country he was talk-ing about was, of course, China.

You may know Seattle, Washington as the hometown of Boeing, Microsoft and Starbucks. Did you know that it was also the home of the Washington State China Relations Council, the only statewide nonprofit organization in the country focused on developing ties with China? You may know that the U.S. and China normalized their relations in January 1979. Did you know why China's paramount leader, Deng Xiaoping, visited Seattle one month later? You may know that the U.S. and China have been trading partners. Did you know why, in 1979, the first Chinese cargo ship in 30 years docked in Seattle? You may know of Washington's first woman governor Dixy Lee Ray. Did you know that the most powerful man in China blew smoke in her face to make a point about human rights? You may read about U.S.-China relations or China-watching sometimes. Did you know any real people who dealt with China and their stories? In "Connecting Washington and China," Wendy Liu reveals the state's special relationship with China through the story of this unique council on China-its birth, growth, ups and downs-especially its leaders, who have written one state's remarkable chapter in the chronicles of U.S.-China relations.

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In her 2005 book Connecting Washington and China:The Story of the Washington State China Relations Council Wendy Liu adds helpful specifics to the story of China's transformation from Cold War adversary to modern-day economic superpower. Ms. Liu documents in detail the creation of the first private non-profit organization in the U.S. devoted primarily to the promotion of trade and exchange between the this country and the Peoples Republic of China. The Washington State China Relations Council (WSCRC) became possible thanks to a series of events that began with President Nixon's visit to China in 1972, followed by continued interest and initiatives of the Ford administration. Normalization occurred under President Carter, culminating in the Joint Communiqué on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations of January 1979. Vice Premier Deng Xiaoping's visit to Washington, DC later that month included a stopover in Seattle where Deng was warmly greeted by Washington Governor Dixie Lee Ray, U.S. Senators Henry (Scoop) Jackson and Warren Magnuson and other dignitaries. (A timely note: This month (January 2009) marks the 30th anniversary of the normalization.)
Ms. Liu's book describes in detail the establishment of WSCRC. Her presentation is detailed with text supplemented with pictures and photostats. Her documentation is extensive, scholarly and straightforward. She displays an indefatigable energy in tracking down her sources. Ms. Liu's first language is Chinese but she was introduced to English at an early age in China and became a teacher of English there. She now resides in the greater Seattle area. She has written for the Seattle Times and is a regular contributor to the American Chronicle, [...] Full disclosure compels me to state that Ms. Liu was one of my graduate students in my pre-retirement life. Her love of the U.S. and her continuing ties and complex sympathies with China make her an ideal interpreter of her birth country for us. Through her eyes we can truly come to appreciate the Chinese perspective.
Today the connections between China and the U.S. are manifold and complex. China provides us with extensive consumer items of every variety, and at the same time has purchased the U.S. financial debt in vast amounts. As China's global influence continues to grow there are indications that the U.S./China relationship of interdependency will grow even more varied and challenging. For anyone wishing to understand better one small part of this complex relationship, viewed through the lens of a largely successful and positive state trade and commerce organization, and written by an author who understands both perspectives, this historical account of the founding of the Washington State China Relations Council is a good place to start. The interested reader will also no doubt find helpful the web site of the WSCRC at [...]
Cogelv
For anyone interested in Washington State trade with China, Wendy Liu's Connecting Washington and China - The Story of the Washington State China Relations Council is a must read. This book was first published in 2005 in English; the book was more recently published in Chinese. It might easily be overshadowed by volume with more strategically ominous titles and content. This volume is not full of statistics that document the rise of China's trade and the role that Washington State has played in that rise, rather it is a human story of the men and women who where instrumental in establishing the council in Seattle, and then ensuring its survival during the tumultuous period after the Tiananmen Square incident in 1989. It is a story written from the perspective of someone - and I do not think Ms. Liu would be offended that I say this - who is not a "trade expert" and that contributes to the humanness of the story being told.

The story is told chronologically and thus it begins with the creation of the council in 1979. Based on some serious archival research as well as interviews with many of the principals, Ms. Liu tells a fascinating story of how the Council was born of a strong coincidence of time and place, but even stronger efforts of a handful of individuals, chief among them the five signers of the Articles of Incorporation of the Council: Robert C. Anderson, Patricia Baillargeon, Stanley Barer, James Dwyer and Richard Kirk.

I found especially fascinating the story of how the founders of WSCRC sought the blessing of the then-President of the Washington Council on International Trade (WCIT), who thought that "everything should be under WCIT," in other words, there is no need for a separate council devoted just to trade with China. This is an issue I would have liked to learn more about, but Ms. Liu does not elaborate. And probably rightly so as the issue of overlapping mandates among promotional organizations like WSCRC and WCIT is the subject of a separate volume. But as someone involved with establishment of a global education organization, I can identify with such challenges.

The Council has had four Executive Directors to date - Robert Kapp, William Abnett, Eden Woon, and the current Director, Joseph Borich. In chapters devoted to each director, Ms. Liu tells the story of the ups and downs of the council, from its rapid growth in membership in the 1980's, to its decline in period following the Tiananmen Square incident in China in 1989, when relations between China and the rest of the world were under great duress, to the rebuilding of the Council's membership in the 1990's.

How the Council survived the dark years immediately after 1989 (for a period of two years the Council was effectively placed under the administrative wing of WCIT) is another story that I would have liked to learn more about. But this brief book, less than 200 pages, was never intended to offer an in-depth history of any particular chapter in the history of the Council. Rather, the book paints in broad brushstrokes the story of how the Council came about and key developments in its first twenty-five years. This volume offers an excellent practical introduction to understanding the important role that non-government organizations play in promoting relations between countries.
Kardana
This is a rare look into the formative years of China-US trade relations. Seattle was at the epicenter of this new chapter in economic history and Wendy Liu is uniquely qualified to revisit this period by way of this book. This story is actually a retelling of the early months of the most amazing economic and social rebuilding ever undertaken by a major World power. The story of China in the late twentieth century will be studied for years to come and this book should always be valued as a unique source of accurate information about the period.