The article on Seattle firms’ development of senior housing in China [“Seattle firms export expertise on senior housing to China,” Business, Jan. 10] indicates that Chinese policymakers are depending on their expertise in building its long-term care (LTC) system. The question is what kind of system will give elderly Chinese and their families the…More
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Much has been said about the wisdom of releasing “The Interview” [“South Korean to drop Sony film in North by balloon,” Nation & World, Dec. 30]. What hasn’t been mentioned is a possible side effect of the denial of service attack on North Korean Internet. North Korea’s Internet connection is through mainland China. If…More
The Seattle Times published an informative article about an apartment building complex that collapsed in North Korea [“Pyongyang building collapse leaves many casualties,” Nation & World, May 18]. Officials are estimating that the death toll could be well into the hundreds, but an official count has not happened yet. This tragedy is a significant…More
Thanks so much to The Seattle Times for its series this week on climate change [“Losing ground: The struggle to reduce CO2,” News, May 3]. This subject years ago moved from a hypothesis to a valid scientific theory, driven by facts and data. We, the human race, now find ourselves faced with some very…More
China will get its coal somewhere The letters that I read in The Times bearing on the subject of coal trains advance the proposition that not exporting coal to China will have a positive effect on stemming global warming. [“Northwest Voices: Coal terminals and air pollution,” Opinion, July 10.] This is naive. If the United States…More
Be wary of labels The Smithfield CEO says the sale of his company will open up the Chinese market to the U.S. market [“Smithfield being sold to Chinese meat firm,” Business, May 30]. Who is he trying to fool?By buying Smithfield, China has access to export some of their adulterated-meat products into our market. Watch…More
Alternatives to animal cruelty In response to the Seattle Times article regarding China buying mink raised in the United States for luxury wear [“Chinese love for mink warms U.S. ranchers,” Business, March 22]: It is 2013. We have electricity. Science has moved us forward and companies have created sub-zero[-ready] clothing and gear that does not use…More