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Reinvigorating the U.S.-China Climate Change Relationship

(1) Comments | Posted July 10, 2013 | 5:31 PM

There is good news on international climate change cooperation.

The United States and China are reaching out to work in new areas related to climate change while also strengthening on-going cooperation. The two countries announced a new work plan today at the Strategic and Economic Dialogue meeting taking...

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China Faces the Challenges of International Leadership

(0) Comments | Posted April 12, 2010 | 4:15 PM

China's unprecedentedly rapid transition from participant to international leader is a challenge both for China itself and for the world.

President Hu Jintao's decision to attend the nuclear summit in Washington this week is a welcome indication of China's recognition of the need for it to participate in global leadership....

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Note to Secretary Clinton: China is Measuring its Way to Progress on Climate Change

(1) Comments | Posted February 20, 2009 | 9:35 AM

New data should cheer Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and her Chinese counterparts as they address climate change during her first visit to China as a representative of the new US administration. China's latest economic report shows some welcome strides toward controlling greenhouse gas emissions. With climate change one of...

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Can the U.S. and China Cooperate on Coal?

(4) Comments | Posted January 28, 2009 | 1:24 PM

Energy Secretary Steven Chu's testimony reminds us that the coal challenge is global, and its solutions must be global too.

In his testimony before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee two weeks ago, Energy Secretary Dr. Steven Chu gave a succinct but eloquent insight into how we might...

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A "Green Lining" in China's Economic Stimulus Plan

(1) Comments | Posted December 1, 2008 | 5:03 PM

It may be counter-intuitive, but a global economic slowdown could help the United States and China work together on climate change.

After years of very rapid growth, China's energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions now look to be slowing sharply. One major factor: China's energy efficiency and renewable energy...

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Was It "The Green Olympics?"

(0) Comments | Posted August 25, 2008 | 12:58 PM

When we look back at the Beijing Olympics, great sporting moments will stay with us. Watching Michael Phelps or Usain Bolt break world records made all the air quality concerns leading into the Olympics seem like distant memories. But before the world bids "zaijian" to Beijing, it's worth reflecting on...

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Beijing's Air Pollution: It Isn't The Cars

(3) Comments | Posted July 28, 2008 | 7:41 PM

On July 20, half of private cars in Beijing went off the road in a sweeping attempt to improve air quality in advance of the Olympic games. Commercial and governmental vehicles, taxis and buses are all running as usual, but traffic is moving noticeably faster. I've been watching the...

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