The churches have applied to help the men – who cannot be safely returned home – resettle as refugees in Canada.
The country has seen no major banks fail. Debt levels are low and foreclosures pale in comparison with those of the US.
China's government is bargain-hunting internationally as the financial crisis pushes down prices of energy resources and assets.
In Canada, the president's first foreign destination, the focus will be on rebuilding a deep alliance. Differences loom however, on climate change, protectionism, and troops in Afghanistan.
For the first two weeks of his presidency, he holed up in Washington. Now, he’s crisscrossing the US.
Wind power could feed 20 percent of the US energy diet. But first, the country needs a new energy network.
Journalist Jan Wong chases through modern China in pursuit of a comrade whose life she may have ruined in the Maoist era.