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What Will Make the Obama-Xi Summit a Success

Nathan Gardels | Posted 09.22.2016 | World
Nathan Gardels

There is no higher priority in relations between the U.S. and China than to begin serious cyber detente negotiations to establish a code of conduct.

Asia Is on the Brink of a Golden Era. Here's Why.

Kishore Mahbubani | Posted 01.26.2015 | World
Kishore Mahbubani

Asia has been infected by a silent, healthy virus of modernization. There is a remarkably wide and deep consensus among regional leaders that they should focus on modernization and pragmatic development. Because it is silent, the Western media has not noticed and continues to predict doom.

For India to Agree to a Climate Deal Like China Would Be Disastrous

Pawan Khera | Posted 01.17.2015 | World
Pawan Khera

Around 400 million Indians still do not have access to electricity. With electrification and development, our emissions are certainly set to rise. It would be disastrous for India if the National Democratic Alliance government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi surrenders to the demands of developed nations to cut down emissions.

Behind the Handshakes, Military Tensions Are Rising Between China and Its Neighbors

Peter Mellgard | Posted 01.13.2015 | World
Peter Mellgard

The president of the Philippines, Benigno Aquino, became the second of two close American allies (after Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe) to shake hands with President Xi Jinping of China this week. Xi and Aquino shared promises to constructively manage tensions in the South China Sea, a promising step forward after several years of maritime incursions into territory both countries claim as their own.

Jon Stewart Shows Why China Really Needs That Climate Change Deal

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 11.12.2014 | Comedy

Beijing may have been just about the best possible place to unveil a major deal on emissions because as Jon Stewart pointed out on Tuesday night's "Da...

Putin Gets Censored In China For Putting A Shawl Around First Lady's Shoulders

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 11.11.2014 | World

No one wants to see Russian President Vladimir Putin hit on their wife. So when Chinese social media users suggested that Putin may have been flirt...

Matt Sheehan

7 Things You Can't Do In Beijing During World Leaders' Summit | Matt Sheehan | Posted 11.10.2014 | World

BEIJING -- On Monday, President Barack Obama told world leaders gathered in Beijing that America was loosening visa restrictions for Chinese visitors....

Brzezinski: Why We Need a U.S.-China 'Pacific Charter' for Global Stability

Nathan Gardels | Posted 01.10.2015 | World
Nathan Gardels

In Beijing on Monday, U.S. President Barack Obama called on China to be a "partner in underwriting the international order" instead of "undermining" it. One key American strategist, Zbigniew Brzezinski, who was national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter, is strongly promoting the idea that Obama's notion should be pushed further and formalized into a "Pacific Charter."

After the Icy Handshake, What Comes Next?

Yanmei Xie | Posted 01.10.2015 | World
Yanmei Xie

Now that Xi and Abe have had their icy handshake, China and Japan need to move forward. Hotlines are necessary, but so is continued leadership: for President Xi, to ensure that anti-Japanese nationalism does not dictate policy towards Tokyo; for Prime Minister Abe, to tamp down tendencies towards historical revisionism.

Is China Making Trouble or Making Peace?

Xu Hui | Posted 01.10.2015 | World
Xu Hui

Simmering tensions between China and Japan and in the South China Sea combined with the American "pivot" to Asia have been used by some to produce a narrative that China is a destabilizing force for the region and the world. Many have accused China of being a free rider and troublemaker. Nothing can be further from the truth. On the contrary, China has been a linchpin for stability and development in this important region.

A New Balance of Power in Asia: Japan and U.S.; China and Russia; India and ASEAN

Chen Xiangyang | Posted 01.07.2015 | World
Chen Xiangyang

When he initiated the Asia-Pacific rebalance, U.S. President Barack Obama staked all his international strategic capital on that cast of dice. The move, however, only ended up in the birth of more imbalances in the world, which forced the U.S. to scurry between one hotspot after another.

Second Thoughts in Beijing: 'We Are Still Facing a Powerful Japan'

Yanmei Xie | Posted 10.21.2014 | World
Yanmei Xie

Beijing's sparring with Abe has produced underwhelming results. An international public relations blitz following Abe's Yasukuni trip -- to remind the world of Japan's past aggression and warn of resurgent militarism -- resulted not in a chorus of condemnation of Tokyo but in wariness of excessive Chinese rhetoric. Nor did harsh criticism of Abe undermine his standing at home.

Aquino Challenges Filipinos to Reject the Status Quo

Edsel Tupaz | Posted 09.29.2014 | World
Edsel Tupaz

Aquino's speech succeeded in reminding Filipinos of what can and should be an appropriate baseline for critique.

Has Obama Abandoned Asia? A Philippine Perspective

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

As the U.S. battles its second government shutdown in recent decades, reviving the ugly memories of the 1995-96 Clinton-Gingrich impasse over fiscal issues, many in Asia are raising more fundamental questions regarding the country's status and claim to global leadership.

Costume Party Canceled! Obama Bags Hawaiian Shirts At Annual APEC Meeting

Posted 11.15.2011 | World

APEC's annual summit, the meeting of leaders from countries of the Asia-Pacific Economic Forum, tends to make for a spectacular dress-up party. Follow...

APEC Leaders, Including U.S., Commit To Green Trade Liberalization

Posted 11.14.2011 | Green

By Doug Palmer HONOLULU (Reuters) - Asia Pacific leaders, including the United States and China, committed on Sunday to slash tariffs on environmen...

Obama: 'We've Been A Little Bit Lazy'

Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics

Speaking to a group of CEOs this weekend President Barack Obama said the U.S. has "been a little bit lazy" about performing in the global marketplace....