China

Missile Defense Agency

A prominent critic of U.S. missile defense agrees that a test of the system two weeks ago was a success. And that’s why Philip Coyle is more concerned than ever that the system is fueling a new arms race with both Russia and China.


Office of the Governor

Governor Bill Walker is inviting businesspersons from around the state who are interested in boosting trade with Alaska’s largest international trading partner to come along on a China trade mission to be launched in May.  A member of the Walker administration says the governor is especially interested in bringing along representatives of the mining and tourism industries.


(Fairbanks, AK.)  A Chinese air carrier will bring winter visitors to Fairbanks. Explore Fairbanks Tourism director Scott McCrae (ma-CRAY) says Taiwan based China Airlines flights are scheduled for December.

“Charter service from Taipei to Fairbanks.  They’re planning 3 different flights: December 4th, 8th and 12th, using the A 340 aircraft. They’ve got capacity of 280 passengers.”

Alaska hosts an historic conference on climate change ...


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The University of Alaska-Fairbanks kicked-off Arctic Day 2014 Wednesday with an exhibition of UAF’s research projects in the region, and a talk about how climate change is reshaping it. The keynote speaker says the United States and Alaska must adapt more quickly to a warming Arctic. And she says news media must do a better job in communicating the importance of responding to those changes.