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2012-06-11 23:02:17

FORA.tv will stream the 4th annual Asia Society forum on key diversity and inclusion issues in both the U.S. and Asia San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 11, 2012 WHAT: FORA.tv, the leading online destination for video programs from the world´s best conferences and events, today will broadcast the 2012 Asia Society Diversity Leadership Forum live at dlf2012.fora.tv. The forum examines key diversity issues in both the U.S. and Asia, and how cultural competency is a critical, foundational...

2011-05-04 06:00:00

'Great Potential' to Benefit U.S. New study shows rapid rise of Chinese investment in U.S.; warns of political barriers and recommends ways to overcome them WASHINGTON, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released today by Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide: The most comprehensive study to date of Chinese Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the United States shows its enormous potential to create economic growth and finds sufficient safeguards on national...

2010-09-28 17:54:11

The number of people suffering from chronic hunger reached a record one billion globally in 2009, with Asia accounting for approximately two-thirds of the world's hungry. In response, the Asia Society and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) have released an action plan to address food insecurity in Asia, with an emphasis on rice, the region's staple. The Task Force's report, Never an Empty Bowl: Sustaining Food Security in Asia, outlines a strategy focused on three key areas:...

2010-09-17 07:00:00

SHANGHAI, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- With its sustainable urbanization theme "Better City, Better Life," the Shanghai 2010 World Expo has provided a promising glimpse of the green cities of the future. Top U.S. and Chinese policy makers, global business leaders, entrepreneurs, investors and NGOs convened today in Shanghai to turn this vision into a reality. Organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai (AmCham Shanghai) and the Asia Society Northern California, Green...

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2010-07-17 06:15:00

New photos taken from the same spot that British climber George Mallory captured on camera in 1921 show significant ice loss. The Asia Society (AS) arranged for the pictures to be taken. "The photographs reveal a startling truth: the ice of the Himalaya is disappearing," according to an AS statement. "They reveal an alarming loss in ice mass over an 89-year period." The photos taken by Mallory reveal a powerful, white, S-shaped sweep of ice on the mountain. Mountaineer David Breashears took...

2009-06-14 22:50:00

LOS ANGELES, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Asia Society Southern California will honor Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers, and Timothy J. Leiweke, President and CEO of AEG and President of STAPLES Center, on June 30, 2009 at its annual gala dinner in Los Angeles. Minister Liu Peng of China's General Administration of Sports and President of its Olympic Committee will be guest of honor and award presenter. In announcing Kobe's selection as "Global Ambassador," Donald Tang, Chairman of Asia...

2009-04-28 08:00:00

Hosted By Asia Society Northern California and Bay Area Council in San Francisco San Francisco, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Asia Society Northern California and the Bay Area Council will host the conference "Scaling Up: From Green Buildings to Green Cities in the U.S. and China" in San Francisco on May 1, 2009. The event will take place from 9:00 am to 5:15 pm at the PG&E Auditorium at 77 Beale St. The green building revolution has begun, but it has far to go. To combat global...


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