Trans-Pacific Partnership deal reached; now needs Congressional approval
by Venice Buhain
A deal was reached on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade treaty that critics have feared would erode local regulations.
Oct 6, 2015
New trade exec sees more than just money in China
by KJ Hiramoto
The new director of the Washington State China Relations Council says our state's relationship with China is about more than just money.
Mar 6, 2014
5 reasons to protest the Trans Pacific Partnership
by Signe Predmore
Citizens and social justice orgs rallied at Westlake on Friday to protest the largest free trade agreement since NAFTA.
Jan 29, 2014
Visualizing global shipping’s environmental impacts
by Hillary Sanders
Why local artist Mary Iverson paints shipping containers in the middle of Yosemite National Park.
Jan 14, 2014
As Seattle’s beans get better, Colombian coffee farmers suffer
by Wesley Tomaselli
After a century as a flagship industry, Colombian coffee growers have fallen on hard times, driven by free trade agreements, the global financial crisis and changing tastes for our morning cup.
Aug 28, 2013
WA farmers and charities fixing to fight against food aid reform
by Sarah Stuteville
President Obama’s food-aid reform proposals sound like a common sense way to feed more of the world’s poor. But from farms, to ports, to global charities, Washington State has a lot riding on the status quo.
May 31, 2013
Small-business suicides expose China’s hidden economic crisis
by Michela Orlandi
“Many things that shouldn’t have happened, happened because of money," Mr. Wang Youliang tells the camera in front him. “The situation in (Wenzhou) is a secret everybody knows but you can’t talk about it in public.” He is a young entrepreneur and shoe manufacturer working in Wenzhou, China. Among his friends, five factory owners escaped and one killed himself.
Jan 29, 2013
Exotic animals symbolize luxury in Lebanon’s illegal trade
by Justin Salhani
Grey parrots and vervet monkeys mingle with cats, dogs and hamsters in many of Lebanon’s pet shops, but if you want the really exciting animals, you have to ask behind the counter. Lions, panthers and bears—in fact many of the mascots from the American sports franchises—are just a few of the animals you can buy […]
Aug 13, 2012