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By Imran Vittachi, imran.vittachi@latimes.com | August 5, 2011
COSTA MESA — A three-member delegation from Costa Mesa will travel to Ordos, China, this month to explore the prospect of forming a sister city relationship. "We're going there to see what the fit is, and they're going to come here to see what the fit is," Costa Mesa Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer said Friday. Righeimer will join Costa Mesa Conference and Visitor Bureau board members Susan O'Brien Moore and Dan Joyce on the trip, which starts Aug. 16. Righeimer said he will pay his own way. The bureau will cover its board members' travel expenses.
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By Britney Barnes | August 27, 2012
Two Newport-Mesa Unified graduates are leaving Tuesday morning to study Mandarin after winning a full-ride scholarship from the Chinese government. Paolo and Amy Holder will be the first in their family to learn Chinese after their great-grandfather left China for Panama. "I can't overstate how excited I am," said Amy, 19, who graduated from Orange Coast Middle College High School, on Monday afternoon. That school no longer exists. During their nine-month stay, the siblings will also learn about their ancestors' culture at Nanjing University, thanks to a scholarship that not only covers their tuition and dorm costs, but also medical insurance and provides an allowance, said their mother, Sol De Leon.
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By Chriss Street | June 27, 2011
Editor's note: Chriss Street originally published this book review on his blog, Chriss Street and Company . There has been nothing more cowardly in my lifetime than the American government's dysfunctional response to China's economic imperialism. The Chinese have shown a unique political sophistication in co-opting the elites of corporate America with crony business deals, and politically pacifying Congress with a willingness to fund U.S. deficit spending. But with the common man's concern rising, two academics at UC Irvine, Peter W. Navarro and Greg Autry, have just published: "Death By China: Confronting the Dragon – A Call to Action," a muckraker's call to confront the dangers of America's dance with the Chinese Dragon in the 21st century.
NEWS
December 16, 2004
Ruth Frazier Mary Renner and I celebrated our retirement as speech and language therapists with the Santa Ana Unified School District with a two-week trip to China in October. Beijing, with a population of some 9 million people, was the first stop, and we visited many famous sites: Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven, to name a few. We took day trips to other well-known spots, such as the Great Wall, Ming tombs and the Summer Palace.
NEWS
February 9, 2003
Bridget Lindquist I was fortunate enough to be able to join the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce on a trip to China from Nov. 8 to 16. It has been a dream of mine to visit China since I lived in Japan in the early 1980s. Back then, we made it to Malaysia, Hong Kong and Thailand, but China remained a dream. It became a reality when the chamber offered a China trip for members and their friends and family. The price was a bargain. It included airfare, hotel stays in four-star hotels, all meals, sightseeing tours, admissions and transfers for $1,099.
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November 17, 2002
The itinerary sounds exciting: Beijing, Hangzhou, Suzhou and Shanghai in China. But a trip being taken now by business leaders from Newport Beach is about far more than sightseeing. For the past week, 130 business people from Newport Beach have been in the Communist country, working on ways to develop business relationships that can increase trade between the city and China. They had plans to meet with Beijing's deputy mayor, Chinese business leaders and several high-ranking Chinese government officials, including members of the country's Administration of Foreign Trade and Economic Corporation.
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By By Elia Powers | November 18, 2005
Council plans several events around holidays. Group of 166 recently returned from trip to world's most populous nation. As the holiday season approaches, the Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council is keeping a busy calendar. Hundreds of volunteers are expected to visit Newport Beach's Mormon temple Saturday as part of the fifth annual Hearts and Hands work day. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., representatives from local congregations will participate in service projects. On Sunday, families are invited to Newport Harbor Lutheran Church for the ninth annual Interfaith Council Celebration of Thanksgiving.
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By DEBORAH BARRETT | December 5, 2008
Walking in the warm rain at Lingyin Chan (Zen) Buddhist Temple was the highlight of my trip to China. The temple is in a scenic area near Hangzhou and it features Buddhist rock carvings, streams, pagodas, sculpture halls and the largest wooden Buddha in China. Local people, Chinese tourists and Californians all mingle at this thriving religious center. The Rev. Carol Aguilar and I found ourselves sitting in the pews of the Beijing Kuanjie Christian Church, where during the Olympics President Bush called for more religious freedom in China.
FEATURES
August 15, 2008
When China won the right to host the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing, there were hopes it would encourage the country to develop a deeper respect for human rights. But with reports that the government is still cracking down on protesters and others seen as threatening the “harmony” of the Games, some view the prospects of human rights reform in China with pessimism. Do you think the Olympics could help foster reform in China, or was it just a mistake and the International Olympic Committee should avoid letting totalitarian regimes host the Summer Games?
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By Steve Virgen | August 16, 2008
When Eugene Day and his wife saw their eldest daughter qualify for the Olympics last month in Oregon, they didn’t think about travel plans to Beijing, China. They were just excited that Sharon Day finished third in the high jump to make the U.S. Olympic team, a dream come true. They knew they did not have the money to go to China, so why bother with those thoughts. But when word got out that the Days would most likely stay in Costa Mesa during the Olympics, the community rallied to raise funds for the family to make the trip.
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By Bradley Zint | August 9, 2013
U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) referred to President Eisenhower's farewell address Thursday evening in his explanation for why he believes global warming is a "total fraud. " In the 1961 speech - famously known for its admonition of an emerging military-industrial complex - the former five-star general also warned of a similarly captive grip on U.S. public policy wielded by scientists and the government that funds them. "There's so much money that has gone into science research projects," Rohrabacher said, "and they have used it to intimidate people who disagree with their attempt to frighten all of us into changing our lives and giving up our freedoms to make choices.
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SPORTS
June 12, 2013
Corona del Mar High alumna Tumua Anae and Newport Beach residents Kelly Rulon and Danielle Warde contributed as the USA Water Polo women's senior national team won bronze at the 2013 FINA World League Super Final last week in Beijing, China. Team USA defeated Hungary, 10-9, in the bronze-medal game. Rulon scored one goal in the contest. Anae made 10 saves for the U.S. in the semifinal match, a 9-7 loss to China. It was the Americans' second loss to China in the tournament. The third-place finish marked the first time since 2008 that the U.S. women did not win the title at the FINA World League Super Final.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes | August 27, 2012
Two Newport-Mesa Unified graduates are leaving Tuesday morning to study Mandarin after winning a full-ride scholarship from the Chinese government. Paolo and Amy Holder will be the first in their family to learn Chinese after their great-grandfather left China for Panama. "I can't overstate how excited I am," said Amy, 19, who graduated from Orange Coast Middle College High School, on Monday afternoon. That school no longer exists. During their nine-month stay, the siblings will also learn about their ancestors' culture at Nanjing University, thanks to a scholarship that not only covers their tuition and dorm costs, but also medical insurance and provides an allowance, said their mother, Sol De Leon.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Imran Vittachi | April 26, 2012
The Environmental Nature Center (ENC) in Newport Beach will be the place for Orange County's first - albeit brief - exhibition of landscape paintings by the Chinese artist Bo Hong. He is considered one of the top and most sought-after artists in China, show organizers said. "I can look at it and come back an hour later and see something different," said Lloyd Ikerd, a Corona del Mar resident who is one of the show's two presenters. "It's just amazing art. " The show, titled "A Pure View," will stay up at the ENC, 1601 16th St., through the weekend.
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By Imran Vittachi | January 19, 2012
COSTA MESA — To the crashing of cymbals and beating of drums, a brilliantly adorned troupe of Lion Dancers at South Coast Plaza on Thursday heralded the arrival of the Year of the Dragon. The shopping center was kicking off its 13-day celebration of the Lunar New Year. A 40-foot red paper dragon coiled itself in the two-story space around Jewel Court, and a ring of holiday greetings from the balcony above proclaimed "Happy New Year" in English and the languages of four Asian countries marking the occasion: China, Japan, South Korea and Vietnam.
NEWS
November 5, 2011
Authorities are looking for victims of an alleged fraud scheme that promised investors returns on money given to sponsor trips to China and Taiwan for prominent politicians. Irvine resident Kuei Fuang Tsuei Hu, 62, and her son Jack Hu, 26, were arrested in October and charged with three counts of wire fraud. Jack Hu was also charged with misusing the U.S. seal, according to an FBI news release. The two are accused of defrauding customers by telling them their money was being invested in Jack Hu's company, London International Group, to sponsor visits to China for former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton or to send former Vice President Al Gore to Taiwan.
SPORTS
August 10, 2011
EDITOR'S NOTE: This corrects an earlier version of Jeff Thomas' golf scores. Newport Harbor High product Leah Robertson and CdM Aquatics Coach Stephanie Schnugg, as well as former UC Irvine men's players Greg Enloe and Griffin Lerman, are playing for Team USA at the World University Games water polo tournament beginning Thursday in Shenzhen, China. UC Irvine Coach Marc Hunt is also head coach of the American men's squad, which begins play Thursday against Singapore.
NEWS
By Imran Vittachi, imran.vittachi@latimes.com | August 5, 2011
COSTA MESA — A three-member delegation from Costa Mesa will travel to Ordos, China, this month to explore the prospect of forming a sister city relationship. "We're going there to see what the fit is, and they're going to come here to see what the fit is," Costa Mesa Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer said Friday. Righeimer will join Costa Mesa Conference and Visitor Bureau board members Susan O'Brien Moore and Dan Joyce on the trip, which starts Aug. 16. Righeimer said he will pay his own way. The bureau will cover its board members' travel expenses.
SPORTS
June 27, 2011
UC Irvine alumni Griffin Lerman and Greg Enloe have been named to the United States roster for the men's water polo World University Games, set for August in Shenzhen, China. Marc Hunt, the UCI men's water polo coach, will be the head coach for Team USA. Enloe and Lerman, a 2010 second-team All-American for UCI, are listed as two of three defenders for the Americans. —From staff reports Eddy Germany-bound Elizabeth Eddy, a Newport Harbor High alumna playing at USC, was one of 17 players named to the U.S. Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program's Under-19 roster for a three-game exhibition trip to Germany coinciding with the World Cup in July.
NEWS
By Chriss Street | June 27, 2011
Editor's note: Chriss Street originally published this book review on his blog, Chriss Street and Company . There has been nothing more cowardly in my lifetime than the American government's dysfunctional response to China's economic imperialism. The Chinese have shown a unique political sophistication in co-opting the elites of corporate America with crony business deals, and politically pacifying Congress with a willingness to fund U.S. deficit spending. But with the common man's concern rising, two academics at UC Irvine, Peter W. Navarro and Greg Autry, have just published: "Death By China: Confronting the Dragon – A Call to Action," a muckraker's call to confront the dangers of America's dance with the Chinese Dragon in the 21st century.
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