China’s Emergence, U.S. Readiness

The Chinese President’s visit to the U.S. this week shines a light on three decades of diplomatic relations between the two countries, and China’s emergence as a global economic leader. What does this mean for U.S. commerce and education? We hear from David Schneider, assistant professor of Asian languages and Literature at UMASS Amherst, and a former international trade analyst in the China office of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Also, Richard Alcorn from the Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion (Charter) School in Hadley talks about the need for Chinese language readiness among American students.