Washington Post,March 3, 2010 on page A8: Photo of The Seed Cathedral, the centerpiece of Britain's Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo, will be covered by 60,000 transparent acrylic rods, which will quiver in the wind, according to the expo's Website. I hope to see it in Shanghai in April.
Page A14:Washington Business Section: Maryland preparing for middle-skill job surge:-
Governor Martin O'Malley called for more training efforts to prepare the workforce to meet an expected surge in jobs requiring certification beyond a high school diploma but less than a bachelor's degree.
Such rationale is identical to my focus of the role of community colleges to train para-professionals as I sent my blogs in the past on record. Cf. Archives of www.Sino-American Economics.
In China,vocational education is stressed for the same goal to train workers in China. Here is the common ground of Sino-American Economics of Education in the 21st century for economic recovery of the gray-color(neither white nor blue) workers in dire need.
Washington Times,March 3, 2010 Bi-cultural Couple on page A11: Photo of the late Mrs.Edwards nee Manko Chou, age 75.
A Chinese emigre who lived in Washington D.C. for the past ten years, passed away on Feb. 18, 2010.
Mrs. Edwards was born in Hangzhou,Zhejiang Province, China. (There is a quotable quotes known to Chinese: In Pin Yin: "Shang you tiantang,xia you SuHang" In English: Above there is Heaven and below are Suzhou and Hangzhou. Such expression is stated to imply the two beautiful places like heaven on earth.
My paternal grandfather was a native of Suzhou and my maternal grandfather was from Hangzhou. Both were officials and the one with decorated medals on the robe during the Qing Dynasty.(1644-1911) I have seen the photo of my paternal grandpa in my family album for remembrance.
Robert Edwards was a US Navy officer from Alabama who had studied Mandarin(Chinese Mandarin is a form of art re calligraphy and a form of music with 4 tones.) Chief Dan Liu of Honolulu,Hawaii married a native of Alabama as a bi-racial couple as well.
Francis Shieh a.k.a. Xie Shihao, a blogger interested in multi-cultural happenings in the name of humanity regardless of race,color,and creed et al.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at 2.20 p.m.