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In early August, the President of the Republic of Palau (Palau), Surangel Whipps Jr., met with Secretary of Defense Lloy...
09/29/2021
US and Palau Officials Discuss Indo-Pacific Security and a Shared Regional Vision – Asia Matters for America

In early August, the President of the Republic of Palau (Palau), Surangel Whipps Jr., met with Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III and Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Washington DC to discuss shared interests in Indo-Pacific security. Learn more about these high level meetings in the latest #AsiaMatters article. https://bit.ly/3mcTbew

Cooperation between the United States and Palau is important to the realization of a Free and Open Indo-Pacific.

Did you know in 2020 China accounted for $1.8 billion of investment capital in West Virginia? Additionally, coal and nat...
09/27/2021
China's investment in West Virginia’s Coal Highlights Economic Linkages - Asia Matters for America

Did you know in 2020 China accounted for $1.8 billion of investment capital in West Virginia? Additionally, coal and natural gas are West Virginia’s largest export to Asia, with China the second top export destination behind India. China's investment in West Virginia’s coal highlights economic linkages, but the future is uncertain. Read more at #AsiaMatters https://bit.ly/3CUzRcX

West Virginia had been negotiating with China Energy Investment Corp over an $83 billion investment in coal, but US-China tensions have stalled the deal. This negotiation and more recent news highlights West Virginia’s economic linkages with China through coal.

US-Japan collaboration, at the national and local level, is best showcased through joint research and development (R&D) ...
09/23/2021
Assessing US-Japan R&D Collaboration in Science and Technology – Asia Matters for America

US-Japan collaboration, at the national and local level, is best showcased through joint research and development (R&D) initiatives in science and technology. These projects range from national partnerships tackling climate change to local research affiliations with US universities. Read more about current projects and partnerships at #AsiaMatters: https://bit.ly/3u4QZcP

Joint US-Japan advancements in science and technology bolsters strong relations.

📢 JOB OPENING: Projects CoordinatorThe East-West Center (EWC) is seeking a collaborative and motivated team member to se...
09/21/2021
Projects Coordinator

📢 JOB OPENING: Projects Coordinator

The East-West Center (EWC) is seeking a collaborative and motivated team member to serve as Projects Coordinator in the East-West Center in Washington (EWCW). To apply & more details ▶️ https://bit.ly/3Avbguv

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Thai mining company Banpu Public Company Limited  has purchased a gas power plant in Temple, Texas in an effort to move ...
09/21/2021
Thai Coal Mining Company Invests in Green Energy in Texas – Asia Matters for America

Thai mining company Banpu Public Company Limited has purchased a gas power plant in Temple, Texas in an effort to move towards clean energy use. The company also purchased US shale and gas assets in late 2019. Serving as Thailand’s third largest trading partner, the United States shares close relations and serves as a popular destination for Thai investment. Read more about the purchase and other Thai investment here: https://bit.ly/2ZeMWPH

Banpu’s acquirements in Texas show a clear commitment to a greener business model.

Looking for a new podcast to start the week? Head over to our SoundCloud to check out the latest, "Forging Thailand- US ...
09/20/2021
Forging Thailand-US Economic Partnership: A Pathway Toward Post-COVID-19 Recovery

Looking for a new podcast to start the week? Head over to our SoundCloud to check out the latest, "Forging Thailand- US Economic Partnership: A Pathway Toward Post-COVID-19 Recovery", with the Royal Thai Embassy, Washington D.C. & more! https://soundcloud.com/ewcinwashington/forging-thailand-us-economic-partnership-a-pathway-toward-post-covid-19-recovery

The United States and Thailand have enjoyed cordial trade relations for over two centuries, with the US always being one of the top foreign traders and investors in Thailand. In 2020, US-Thailand bila

Annie Vang's mission is to preserve the Hmong language. Hmong is an ethnic group forced to leave their homeland after si...
09/16/2021
One Woman’s Journey to Preserve Hmong Language – Asia Matters for America

Annie Vang's mission is to preserve the Hmong language. Hmong is an ethnic group forced to leave their homeland after siding with the United States during the Vietnam War. For more than a decade, Annie Vang has been digitally documenting the Hmong language with Hmong Phrases, an app to teach Hmong language to English speakers. Learn more about Hmong and their language in #AsiaMatters. https://bit.ly/3tKNCY1

Annie Vang has one goal: to preserve the Hmong language and culture through an app called “Hmong Phrases.”

Community Partners International and B.K.Kee Foundation are working together to raise funds for Myanmar COVID-19 relief....
09/14/2021
Californian Philanthropists Launch $1.1 Million Match Fund for Covid-19 Relief Program in Myanmar – Asia Matters for America

Community Partners International and B.K.Kee Foundation are working together to raise funds for Myanmar COVID-19 relief. Myanmar is one of the countries in Southeast Asia experiencing a humanitarian crisis as a military coup sent the already fragile health care system into chaos. Learn more about the COVID-19 situation in Myanmar and Community Partner International’s Myanmar COVID-19 campaign from #AsiaMatters. https://bit.ly/3C8rVEw

B.K. Kee Foundation and other philanthropists in California will contribute double for every dollar donated to Community Partners International’s Covid-19 SOS campaign.

Missed one of our seminars or webinars? Never fear! Head over to our SoundCloud channel to listen to the audio recording...
09/14/2021
East-West Center in Washington

Missed one of our seminars or webinars? Never fear! Head over to our SoundCloud channel to listen to the audio recordings: https://soundcloud.com/ewcinwashington

Enhances US engagement and dialogue with the Indo-Pacific region through East-West Center programs and the Asia Matters for America initiative.

Just a few days left to register for our upcoming webinar, "Forging Thailand-US Economic Partnership: A Pathway Toward P...
09/13/2021
Forging Thailand-US Economic Partnership: A Pathway Toward Post-COVID-19 Recovery

Just a few days left to register for our upcoming webinar, "Forging Thailand-US Economic Partnership: A Pathway Toward Post-COVID-19 Recovery," with the Royal Thai Embassy, Washington D.C. ! https://www.eastwestcenter.org/events/forging-thailand-us-economic-partnership-pathway-toward-post-covid-19-recovery

The United States and Thailand have enjoyed cordial trade relations for over two centuries, with the U.S. always being one of the top foreign traders and investors in Thailand. In 2020, U.S.-Thailand bilateral trade totaled almost 49 billion USD, a 4.5% increase, despite disruptions to all economic....

Data from the 2020 United States Census conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau shows the Asian American population is the l...
09/13/2021
2020 United States Census Data Highlights Diverse, Growing Asian American Population – Asia Matters for America

Data from the 2020 United States Census conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau shows the Asian American population is the largest growing racial and ethnic group in the United States, increasing in every state and the District of Columbia. However, the Asian American population is much more complex than those two facts. The latest #AsiaMatters dives deeper into analysis of data from 2020 census. https://bit.ly/3l5cru0

Take a closer look at the 2020 United States census data on Asian Americans. Data shows the Asian American population is the largest growing racial and ethnic group in the United States, increasing in every state and the District of Columbia.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Apply for the September-October 2021 round of our Congressional Program on US-Japan Relations and the...
09/10/2021
Congressional Program on US-Japan Relations and the Indo-Pacific (CPUSJ)

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Apply for the September-October 2021 round of our Congressional Program on US-Japan Relations and the Indo-Pacific (CPUSJ) with Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA !

Applications NOW accepted through Monday, September 20th, at 11:59 PM EDT!

Details and application: https://bit.ly/3EaatkW

CPUSJ is a bipartisan educational certificate program aims to equip congressional staffers with the information and analyses necessary to appreciate the role of Japan and the US-Japan alliance in US foreign policy in the Indo-Pacific, now and in the future. By also focusing on crucial forward-lookin...

Climate change is a global phenomenon—but while only 72% of Americans agree that climate change is a real and pressing i...
09/10/2021
Bilateral Taiwan-United States Workshop on Climate Change Education – Asia Matters for America

Climate change is a global phenomenon—but while only 72% of Americans agree that climate change is a real and pressing issue, over 90% of Taiwanese say the same. How is climate change taught differently in Taiwan and the United States? In a first-of-its-kind event, climate change educators and academics from Taiwan and the United States came together for a bilateral workshop on climate change education. Learn more about what the workshop revealed about climate change education and community activism on either side of the Pacific in our most recent Asia Matters for America article. https://bit.ly/394SVbD

National Taiwan University (NTU) and US-based Global Environmental Education Partnership (GEEP) just held a first-of-its kind bilateral workshop on climate change education.

📣 LAST CALL: Apply for the September-October 2021 round of our Congressional Program on US-Japan Relations and the Indo-...
09/09/2021

📣 LAST CALL: Apply for the September-October 2021 round of our Congressional Program on US-Japan Relations and the Indo-Pacific (CPUSJ)!

📆 Applications accepted through tomorrow (9/10) at 11:59 PM EDT

Details ▶️ https://bit.ly/3j3B2yb

This bipartisan educational certificate program aims to equip congressional staffers with the information and analyses necessary to appreciate the role of Japan and the US-Japan alliance in US foreign policy in the Indo-Pacific, now and in the future. By also focusing on crucial forward-looking issues in US-Japan relations, CPUSJ is designed to provide staffers with a more comprehensive understanding of this relationship and its role in the region.

In partnership with Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA

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📣 LAST CALL: Apply for the September-October 2021 round of our Congressional Program on US-Japan Relations and the Indo-Pacific (CPUSJ)!

📆 Applications accepted through tomorrow (9/10) at 11:59 PM EDT

Details ▶️ https://bit.ly/3j3B2yb

This bipartisan educational certificate program aims to equip congressional staffers with the information and analyses necessary to appreciate the role of Japan and the US-Japan alliance in US foreign policy in the Indo-Pacific, now and in the future. By also focusing on crucial forward-looking issues in US-Japan relations, CPUSJ is designed to provide staffers with a more comprehensive understanding of this relationship and its role in the region.

In partnership with Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA

📷 White House / Facebook

EWCW Director, Dr. Satu Limaye, is honored to be a panelist for the virtual workshop, Convergence And Divergence In U.S....
09/08/2021

EWCW Director, Dr. Satu Limaye, is honored to be a panelist for the virtual workshop, Convergence And Divergence In U.S. – Indian Perspectives: Towards Bridging The Gap, hosted in partnership by The Sigur Center for Asian Studies , Christ University, Bangalore and U.S. Department of State on September 16. He panel discussion is titled, Security and Strategic Issues: Top Three Convergences and Top Three Divergences.

EWCW Director, Dr. Satu Limaye, is honored to be a panelist for the virtual workshop, Convergence And Divergence In U.S. – Indian Perspectives: Towards Bridging The Gap, hosted in partnership by The Sigur Center for Asian Studies , Christ University, Bangalore and U.S. Department of State on September 16. He panel discussion is titled, Security and Strategic Issues: Top Three Convergences and Top Three Divergences.

Join us next week on September 15th for a timely conversation on opportunities in the US-Thailand economic relationship!...
09/08/2021
Forging Thailand-US Economic Partnership: A Pathway Toward Post-COVID-19 Recovery

Join us next week on September 15th for a timely conversation on opportunities in the US-Thailand economic relationship! In partnership with the Royal Thai Embassy, Washington D.C. this webinar is part of a series exploring the multifaceted US-Thailand alliance. https://www.eastwestcenter.org/events/forging-thailand-us-economic-partnership-pathway-toward-post-covid-19-recovery

The United States and Thailand have enjoyed cordial trade relations for over two centuries, with the U.S. always being one of the top foreign traders and investors in Thailand. In 2020, U.S.-Thailand bilateral trade totaled almost 49 billion USD, a 4.5% increase, despite disruptions to all economic....

Legislation regarding the Filipino veteran population within the United States has been consistently reintroduced in rec...
09/07/2021
Filipino Naval History Receives Recognition in Virginia – Asia Matters for America

Legislation regarding the Filipino veteran population within the United States has been consistently reintroduced in recent sessions of Congress. Now, Governor of Virginia Ralph Northam has announced new measures to commemorate the history of Filipino service in the U.S. Navy. See how Filipino Americans are gaining greater representation in political affairs in #AsiaMatters : https://bit.ly/3BLuKeo

Among a series of historical markers, Hampton Roads, VA will commemorate the naval history and contribution of Virginia’s Filipino population. Advocation for Filipino-American rights also continues in Congress. The recent legislation and commemorative measures are a forum through which the United ...

Valued globally at $426 billion, the semiconductor industry is one of the most important in the modern economy. Amidst s...
09/03/2021
Show Me the Chips: Semiconductor Linkages Between Taiwan and Missouri - Asia Matters for America

Valued globally at $426 billion, the semiconductor industry is one of the most important in the modern economy. Amidst supply chain disruptions following COVID-19, America is charged up to bring production back home. Read the more about the new agreement with GLOBALFOUNDRIES and GlobalWafers. #AsiaMatters https://bit.ly/2WNlZl4

Amidst global supply shortages, Taiwan comes to O’Fallon, Missouri, as part of a nation-wide effort to revitalize the domestic semiconductor industry.

In case you missed it, video from our final "North Korea in the World" webinar, "A Monumental Relationship: North Korea ...
09/02/2021
A Monumental Relationship: North Korea and Southern Africa

In case you missed it, video from our final "North Korea in the World" webinar, "A Monumental Relationship: North Korea and Southern Africa", with the National Committee on North Korea and African Studies Centre's Mr. Tycho van der Hoog is now available on YouTube! https://youtu.be/Cc64NxOYaA8

This webinar looked at North Korea’s historical involvement in anti-colonial and anti-Apartheid movements in southern Africa, looking particularly at its sup...

📣 REMINDER: Apply for the September-October 2021 round of our Congressional Program on US-Japan Relations and the Indo-P...
09/01/2021

📣 REMINDER: Apply for the September-October 2021 round of our Congressional Program on US-Japan Relations and the Indo-Pacific (CPUSJ)!

📆 Applications accepted through next Friday, September 10, at 11:59 PM EDT

Details ▶️ https://bit.ly/3j3B2yb

This bipartisan educational certificate program aims to equip congressional staffers with the information and analyses necessary to appreciate the role of Japan and the US-Japan alliance in US foreign policy in the Indo-Pacific, now and in the future. By also focusing on crucial forward-looking issues in US-Japan relations, CPUSJ is designed to provide staffers with a more comprehensive understanding of this relationship and its role in the region.

In partnership with Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA

📷 White House / Facebook

📣 REMINDER: Apply for the September-October 2021 round of our Congressional Program on US-Japan Relations and the Indo-Pacific (CPUSJ)!

📆 Applications accepted through next Friday, September 10, at 11:59 PM EDT

Details ▶️ https://bit.ly/3j3B2yb

This bipartisan educational certificate program aims to equip congressional staffers with the information and analyses necessary to appreciate the role of Japan and the US-Japan alliance in US foreign policy in the Indo-Pacific, now and in the future. By also focusing on crucial forward-looking issues in US-Japan relations, CPUSJ is designed to provide staffers with a more comprehensive understanding of this relationship and its role in the region.

In partnership with Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA

📷 White House / Facebook

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