Trade

A container ship leaves the Port of Seattle while the Bainbridge Island ferry enters. (Photo via Wikipedia)

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The new director of the Washington State China Relations Council says our state's relationship with China is about more than just money.

People gather at Peace Arch Park on the Canadian border in December 2012 to oppose the U.S.-led Trans Pacific Partnership. (Photo by Caelie Frampton)

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Citizens and social justice orgs rallied at Westlake on Friday to protest the largest free trade agreement since NAFTA.

Merced River with Containers. (Painting by Mary Iverson)

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Why local artist Mary Iverson paints shipping containers in the middle of Yosemite National Park. Drive southbound on the Alaskan Way Viaduct and you'll get...

Cherries from a Coffee arabica plant, before the seeds are removed, dried and roasted. (Photo by Rodrigo via Flickr)

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After a century as a flagship industry, Colombian coffee growers have fallen on hard times, driven by free trade agreements, the global financial crisis...

A discarded can of US food aid in Ethiopia. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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President Obama’s food-aid reform proposals sound like a common sense way to feed more of the world's poor. But from farms, to ports, to...

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“Many things that shouldn’t have happened, happened because of money," Mr. Wang Youliang tells the camera in front him. “The situation in (Wenzhou) is a secret everybody knows but you can’t talk about it in public.” He is a young entrepreneur and shoe manufacturer working in Wenzhou, China. Among his friends, five factory owners escaped and one killed himself.

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Grey parrots and vervet monkeys mingle with cats, dogs and hamsters in many of Lebanon’s pet shops, but if you want the really exciting...