China http://iowapublicradio.org en Espionage in a Corn Field http://iowapublicradio.org/post/espionage-corn-field <p>Last week, the U.S. Government indicted Chinese government hackers on charges of stealing trade secrets, claiming that the espionage has gone too far. When it comes to intellectual property, the internet isn’t the only place the Chinese are looking for U.S. trade secrets.</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 17:11:27 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Lindsey Moon 41283 at http://iowapublicradio.org Espionage in a Corn Field China's New Air Defense Zone and the U.S. Political Divide http://iowapublicradio.org/post/chinas-new-air-defense-zone-and-us-political-divide <p>The US and Japan have refused to recognize an air defense zone above tiny islands that China and Japan both claim. Today on River to River, we find out what is behind the dispute and what escalation would mean. Also, a look at how politics abroad are affecting politics at home, and whether <span class="userContent">our country's deeply divided political system could drive some areas of the U.S. to seek more independence.</span> Host Ben Kieffer sits down with Iowa State University political scientists, Jim McCormick and Steffen Schmidt.</p><p></p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 22:08:15 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Katherine Perkins 33055 at http://iowapublicradio.org China's New Air Defense Zone and the U.S. Political Divide News Buzz: China, Phone Scams, Traffic Stops, Harvest, Soup, and 'Caucus' http://iowapublicradio.org/post/news-buzz-china-phone-scams-traffic-stops-harvest-soup-and-caucus <p>On this News Buzz version of River to River, host Ben Kieffer cycles through stories about Iowa's relationship with China, an Arizona company's apparent phone scam targeting Iowans, an investigation into traffic stops, a harvest summary, the nutritional benefits of eating soup, and a new film about Iowa's 2012&nbsp;caucuses.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 18:32:41 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 31146 at http://iowapublicradio.org News Buzz: China, Phone Scams, Traffic Stops, Harvest, Soup, and 'Caucus' Muscatine Delegation in China http://iowapublicradio.org/post/muscatine-delegation-china <div>When thinking of U.S. – China relations, small town Iowa rarely comes to mind. But a few <a href="http://qctimes.com/news/local/muscatine-delegation-puts-best-foot-forward-during-trip-to-china/article_1d21982e-2da3-11e2-8109-001a4bcf887a.html" target="_blank">Muscatine residents</a> are working to change that, by building stronger cultural, educational, and corporate relations between the two countries.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Host Ben Kieffer speaks with four Muscatine residents who recently returned from a trip to China. Tue, 20 Nov 2012 19:08:12 +0000 Ben Kieffer 11019 at http://iowapublicradio.org Muscatine Delegation in China