Shanghai, China — Gerald Wong’s goal is to create what he calls a “dark factory” — the fewer workers, the better. His company, Cambridge Industries Group, had 3,500 employees three years ago, and is now down to 1,500 as it increasingly automates production of internet routers and wireless devices. His goal is to get to less than 800 workers in the next couple of years. “We don’t need workers.
“If you ignore the dragon, it will eat you. If you try to confront the dragon, it will overpower you. If you ride the dragon, you will take advantage of its might and power.” — Chinese proverbBeijing, China — Terry Branstad has the opportunity to ride a dragon — an increasingly assertive and ambitious China — as ambassador. He has the chance to improve cooperation and shape a strategy to handle the nation’s rise. But missteps can lead to deadly confrontation.
Let's hope Terry Branstad has a smoother time than the first Iowan who served as ambassador to China. Edwin Conger of Dexter became envoy in 1898, just as China was seething with anti-foreign sentiment. According to some accounts, the job killed him. Twice. Conger, a native of Illinois, moved to Iowa in 1868 after serving in the Civil War and getting his law degree.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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