Is Obama getting them right? Well, it looks like pretzel logic at times, and I can't imagine that what we are seeing is the unfolding of an overall scenario, but he may be on his way to extricating himself from impasses on Syria and Iran.
The rise and resonance of constitutional advocacy discourse in China is unambiguously positive. The first step towards giving legal life to the Chinese Constitution may be to embrace its political one.
China itself faces extremely grim ecological and environmental consequences from global warming. These impacts, including increasing droughts and floods, threaten China's already vulnerable food and water supplies.
It is time to realize that there is a tradeoff between "quality of life" and "quantity of life." In a planet with limited resources -- sustainable growth is an oxymoron.
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Is China really contemplating eschewing coal for cleaner fuels to address environmental issues like climate change? Or is it just a case of China talking green while walking further and further down coal-emission road?
I was delighted to breakfast with my friends at Western Union (WU) at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) this week, including its President and CEO H...
By Christian Rhally, BSc Student at Yale University Dalian, China - On September 8th, 2013, the Financial Times invited a rather special guest to wri...
By choosing Trinidad and Tobago, Costa Rica and Mexico, as destinations for his second foreign trip as China's President, Xi Jinping illustrated the strategic importance of the relations between Beijing and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States.
EPA Will Limit Greenhouse Gases from US Coal Plants, reports Suzanne Goldenberg at the UK Guardian. Noting that the US can no longer afford the health...
What kind of financing opportunities could result for infrastructure from the combination of natural resource abundance, governments' lack of capital market access, and weak governance environments? As it turns out, quite a few.
If you think China is all about cheap labor, and that the basis of its power is the sheer number of low-paid people it can throw at a problem -- or that censorship and lack of personal freedom limits Chinese innovation and entrepreneurship -- think again.
To avoid the United States and China falling into the Thucydides trap, both nations will be served if they embrace a strategy of Mutually Assured Restraint.
The Beyond Coal focus has moved from stopping new plants to retiring the existing, outmoded, polluting fleet -- already 149 of 522 coal burners have announced retirement dates in the next few years, and the Pacific Coast will soon be a coal-free region.
Just like that, a big crisis passes into the rear view mirror. But its impact continues, perhaps even more elsewhere.
The government appears to be cracking down on journalists. Nothing new. The government appears to be cracking down on the Internet. Yawn. The government is force feeding journalists Marxist theory in Peking duck fashion. We need a new story line.