China

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China is enforcing a new policy that bans imports of 24 types of solid waste, including recyclable materials. While that has many in the United States worried, the local recycling industry says these new rules should not hurt Central Ohio. 

Donald Trump's rhetoric on China and trade has been blunt, to say the least.

"We can't continue to allow China to rape our country — and that's what they're doing," he said at a May 2016 campaign rally. "It's the greatest theft in the history of the world."

The drug is so strong and deadly, it's been researched as a chemical weapon of warfare; police officers are warned to handle it with extreme care. The opioid carfentanil is 10,000 times more potent than morphine — but until now, it hasn't been a controlled substance in China, where producers have been exporting it abroad.

Some of the traditional Chinese musical instruments on display in the Legacy of Imperial Beijing: The Bliss M. and Mildred A. Wiant Collection of Chinese Art exhibition at OSU's Urban Arts Space.
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Behind every great piano and every great pianist is a technician on whom everything depends. For most of the last half century in Columbus, that piano technician has been Ben Wiant.

Two recent events — one musical, the other related to the world of Chinese art — have brought Wiant out from behind the scenes and into the spotlight.

Two days before the election, Donald Trump stood before a large crowd in Sioux City, Iowa, and called onstage the longest-serving governor in U.S. history.

"I think there's nobody knows more about trade than him," Trump said of Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad. "Boy, you would be our prime candidate to take care of China."

Almost a million elephants roamed Africa 25 years ago. Assessments of their population now vary but suggest there are fewer than half that many. The main reason for the decline is ivory. Despite a 1989 ban on ivory trade, poachers continue to kill elephants for their tusks.

Now China, the destination for most of that ivory, has announced it will shut down its domestic ivory market.

In the latest installment of 89.7’s New American Voices series, a profile of Tursunay Awut, a member of the Eurasian ethnic group known as Uyghurs. She and her family left China several years ago and eventually settled in Bexley.

China's Stock Market Fall and Wall Street's Reaction

Aug 26, 2015
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The fall of China's stock market has caused volatility in global markets. Most financial advisors stress caution when the market drops, but some fearful investors insist on selling their stocks.

The Protests in Hong Kong

Oct 15, 2014

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Late last month thousands of protesters flooded the streets of Hong Kong, barricading major thoroughfares and demanding a more democratic government. Authorities are fighting back with pepper spray, but the protesters may be winning tactical victories. This hour we'll talk about the roots of tensions between Hong Kong and mainland China, and why the protests matter.

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Contest of the Century: China vs. America

Feb 18, 2014

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China, the world's most populous country, has been gaining power for the last 30 years. It has emerged as a major economic consumer and producer, and is now taking the first steps of an ambitious global agenda. But its relationship to the US is uneasy.  This hour we'll talk about the past and future of US-China relations, and why it matters for both countries.

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