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June 1, 2001
The entire Weishan Valley is at a crossroads as the scenic, natural and historic features of the agricultural valley and the City of Weishan have come under significant pressure from growth. This growth has compromised the historic city’s sense of place, replacing traditional architecture, agricultural landscapes and craft industries with sprawling modern development that could be anywhere in the world.
September 11, 2001
The Third U.S./China Oil & Gas Industry Forum, took place in Beijing, September 11, 2001. The second day of this meeting was canceled; however, proceedings for the entire two-day agenda are posted on this website.
November 8, 2001
The Northeast Asia Cooperation Dialogue (NEACD) is a unique multilateral “track II” forum involving foreign ministry officials, defense ministry officials, military officers, and academics from China, Russia, North and South Korea, Japan, and the United States. NEACD keeps vital lines of communication open in Northeast Asia by providing regularly scheduled meetings in an informal setting, allowing participants to candidly discuss issues of regional security and cooperation.
April 25, 2002
The Northeast Asia Cooperation Dialogue (NEACD) is a unique multilateral “track II” forum involving foreign ministry officials, defense ministry officials, military officers, and academics from China, Russia, North and South Korea, Japan, and the United States. NEACD keeps vital lines of communication open in Northeast Asia by providing regularly scheduled meetings in an informal setting, allowing participants to candidly discuss issues of regional security and cooperation.
June 1, 2002
Although designated a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in October 2000, and a National Nature Reserve by the State Council of China, the spectacular environment of the Gaoligong range continues to suffer intense pressure. In June and July, 2002 a team led by the Field Museum in Chicago conducted a Rapid Biological Inventory and social asset mapping of three regions and eight hamlets around the perimeter of the Gaoligongshan National Nature Reserve. This was a Yunnan Initiative Demonstration Project of the Center for United States-China Arts Exchange.
July 18, 2002
The 4th U.S./China Oil & Gas Industry Forum took place in Houston., Texas on July 18th and July 19th at the University of Houston. Over 130 people participated in the fourth Forum (registration closed when maximum capacity was reached), representing both governments and more than 30 companies and institutions from the U.S. and China.
August 15, 2002
The Tufts-in-China Program, which began in 2002, is based in Hangzhou, China, at Zhejiang University, one of the top seven universities in China. Tufts in China has four major components of the program which complement one another: intensive language training; culture courses taught in English; exploring China through traveling and studying; and volunteer and internship opportunities, which allow students to experience Chinese society as active participants.
September 30, 2002
The Northeast Asia Cooperation Dialogue (NEACD) is a unique multilateral “track II” forum involving foreign ministry officials, defense ministry officials, military officers, and academics from China, Russia, North and South Korea, Japan, and the United States. NEACD keeps vital lines of communication open in Northeast Asia by providing regularly scheduled meetings in an informal setting, allowing participants to candidly discuss issues of regional security and cooperation.
December 16, 2002
China United Coalbed Methane Co. Ltd. (CUCBM) and US-based Far East Energy Corp. last week signed a contract for joint exploration of coalbed methane (CBM) resources in the Enhong and Laochang areas of southwest China's Yunnan Province.The CBM contract covers a 1,072 square km area in Qujing city and is the first of its kind in Yunnan cooperation with foreign partners, Xinhua news agency reported.
January 1, 2003
An international call from Liu Haiwang, PhD, senior researcher at China’s Henan Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology, invited T.R. Kidder to join his archaeological team and different graduate students to explore a preserved farming village, Sanyangzhuang, buried 2000 years ago by the flooding of the Yellow River. A construction team notified the Henan Province archaeological institute of the find, which then sent Liu to investigate. He dated those remains to the Han Dynasty, which ruled from 206 B.C. to A.D. 220, following China’s unification.

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