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Taiwan-China Trade Agreement: What it Means

Chen Yunlin (R), the head of a semi-official Chinese agency, shakes hands with his Taiwan counterpart Chiang Ping-kun, chairman for the Taiwan's Strait Exchange Foundation, after they signed the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) in Chongqing on June 29, 2010. (Sam Yeh/AFP/Getty Images)
Business Taiwan signed a game-changing trade agreement with China today that ends its economic isolation and increases the chances for lasting peace in the Taiwan Strait.

Japan's Naoto Kan Amid G8 Giants

G8 leaders wave in Huntsville, Ontario on June 25, 2010. L to R: Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, Naoto Kan, Prime Minister of Japan, Silvio Berlusconi, Prime Minister of Italy, Barack Obama, President of the US, and Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)
Business

Eight leaders have gathered in Toronto to discuss pressing issues of global concern before 20 leaders from across the globe gather for the G20 Summit. On the agenda, industrialized and developing nations will discuss the global economic recovery

One Smart Cookie: An Interview with Anita Chu

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Food & Recipes

Anita Chu knows cookies.

Pickles: Helping Preserve Memories of Home

Food & Recipes

Lucy Norris's book Pickled: Vegetables, Fruits, Roots, More--Preserving a World of Tastes and Traditions (Harry N. Abrams, 2003) presents a varied collection of more than 80 pickle recipes--all passed down through families for generations.

The Dietary Culture of Asia

Food & Recipes

by Naomichi Ishige
Professor of Anthropology at Osaka's Museum of Ethnology
Translated by Thomas A. Steele


"What bad manners you have! Don't eat with your fingers, use your chopsticks!" For many a child in China, Korea, Japan, and Vietnam, this parent's reprimand is one of the first lessons in social manners. For each of these ethnic groups, putting food in your mouth with your fingers is viewed as an ill-mannered, rather animal-like act.

Food in Chinese Culture

Food & Recipes

by K.C. Chang

Woodapple and Coconut Drink

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Food & Recipes

Ingredients

2 fully ripe woodapples or canned woodapple pulp
1 litre/2 pints freshly squeezed coconut milk,
first and second extracts kept separatesugar to taste
pinch of salt

Directions

Shanghai Sticky Rice Siu Mai

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You don't have to travel to Shanghai to discover how different their siu mai is from the classic Cantonese version. It is not surprising that the regional cuisines of China have similar items that are made from different ingredients. This is one such item. Shanghai siu mai is made with sticky rice, or glutinous rice, while the Catonese version is made with ground meat. This version is from the Shanghai Cuisine Bar and Restaurant in New York City's Chinatown. You can freeze the dumplings before steaming for up to one month.

Makes about 60 dumplings.