Today on The Wrap Simon Winchester marvels in Vanity Fair about China’s fleet of super-fast trains while the Republican House fights efforts to develop high-speed rail in the U.S. U.S. service exports get a lift from an announcement that the Mariners and Athletics will begin next season with games in Japan. We’re also doing well in pork bellies as the Kalamazoo Gazette says Japan’s senior citizens want our blueberries and hogs. North Carolina is not sitting still as Gov. Perdue says she is on her way to Japan and China to sell something called tar heels. Even though Taiwan buys more agricultural products from Ohio than does China their Governor spends more time in China.
Toyota may start exporting Camrys from the US to their neighbors in South Korea because of the yen’s appreciation but the Europeans are trying to sell Japan typhoons. The Journal of Energy Security says China is stealing America’s nuke industry as well as getting ready for conflict in the South China Sea. Fran O’Sullivan says China is shopping to buy pieces of New Zealand and is all for it.