Steve Peacock's U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor tag:typepad.com,2003:weblog-94161205314098957 2013-08-28T12:02:43-04:00 Original reporting on little-known U.S. government funded foreign aid projects, so-called "drug war" initiatives, and overseas business subsidies. TypePad U.S. to Host Annual China Law-Enforcement Conference tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2019aff0d5239970c 2013-08-28T12:02:43-04:00 2013-08-28T12:16:25-04:00 U.S. and Chinese criminal justice officials are gearing up for their next annual gathering in Washington, D.C, where the U.S. Department of State is preparing to hold the 11th meeting of the China-U.S. Joint Liaison Group on Law Enforcement Cooperation (JLG). Steve Peacock U.S. Picks Up Tab to Expand China's Economy (WND) tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20192ac413f47970d 2013-07-29T14:03:41-04:00 2013-07-29T14:03:41-04:00 The Chinese business sector must be in trouble. Why else would President Obama be sending taxpayer dollars there to modernize China’s energy grid, hire private-sector consultants to help its Ministry of Environmental Protection and separately help to modify the nation’s corporate laws? The U.S. Trade & Development Agency, or USTDA – technically designated as an “independent” White House agency – is funding these and other initiatives, all of which aid China while simultaneously benefiting U.S. contractors. Steve Peacock Obama to Help Thriving 'Fracking' Industry Set Up Shop in China tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017d3ed95087970c 2012-12-16T04:36:05-05:00 2012-12-16T04:36:05-05:00 Providers of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” equipment and services are eyeing the Chinese market to expand their offerings—and the Obama Administration initially will cough up $378,000 so the industry can travel to China to further examine such potential opportunities. Steve Peacock Hurricane Sandy: Another Example of Why We Need to Invest More in America, Less Around the Globe (COMMENTARY) tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017ee4a33344970d 2012-11-01T13:25:28-04:00 2012-11-01T13:25:28-04:00 I have an idea how we as a nation can better cope with the financial burden that nature has imposed upon us in this post-hurricane environment of devastation on the East Coast: Assess and then cancel various programs that U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the U.S. Trade & Development Agency currently are carrying out or are planning to implement across the globe. Steve Peacock U.S to Demilitarize & Dispose Depleted Uranium Ammo for Taiwan tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017743adee80970d 2012-07-27T10:14:42-04:00 2012-07-27T10:14:42-04:00 The cost of removing and destroying of depleted-uranium ammunition in Taiwan may be borne by American taxpayers, as the U.S. Army is looking for industry sources capable of performing this service. Steve Peacock U.S. Getting Closer to Funding China Enviro Clean-Ups, Brazil Airport and Ukraine '9-1-1' Upgrades tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20168e9ba3699970c 2012-04-06T11:26:49-04:00 2012-04-06T11:27:04-04:00 The U.S. government yesterday took the next step towards partly financing environmental cleanup projects in China. Steve Peacock U.S. to Channel Cash Toward China Groundwater-Cleanup Projects tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2016763dea5c6970b 2012-03-16T13:16:29-04:00 2012-03-16T13:16:29-04:00 The U.S. government is embarking upon, and partly financing, a series of groundwater remediation initiatives in China -- despite the fact that China already plans to pump (USD) $5.5 billion of its own money into such actions through 2020. Steve Peacock U.S. Seeks New Means of Predicting Internet Growth Overseas, from Albania to Zimbabwe tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2015390378688970b 2011-07-27T17:23:19-04:00 2011-07-27T17:34:13-04:00 The U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) is looking for a contractor capable of developing a new analytical model to predict Internet usage and growth -- in thirty-two foreign nations, from "A" (Albania) to "Z" (Zimbabwe). Steve Peacock USAID Dumping $50 Million into Central Asia Trade & Reform Project tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e89c22f07970d 2011-07-11T15:30:39-04:00 2011-07-11T15:30:39-04:00 $50 million in contracts recently were awarded to four vendors under an initiative that seeks to promote economic growth in Central Asia, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) revealed today. Steve Peacock USDA to Train Chefs from China's Upscale Hotels tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e8811a6a5970d 2011-04-25T14:25:44-04:00 2012-06-21T14:41:32-04:00 Chefs from five-star hotels across China soon will descend upon the U.S. to learn more about western-style menus, management and products—and U.S. taxpayers will be footing most of the bill. Steve Peacock