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Obama Takes Down (the Wrong) Prime Minister

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Clemons

Japan's PM Yukio Hatoyama could not withstand the pressure from Obama -- who gave Hatoyama the kind of icy treatment he has also been trying to give Israel's Netanyahu. The problem is Hatoyama wilted, and Netanyahu seems to be thriving.

Hu Jintao, President Of China, To Visit Washington

AP | ANITA CHANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — China's president will attend a nuclear security summit in Washington this month, signaling a fresh start between the superpowers amid...

Obama Talks With Hu Jintao, President Of China, While Plane Idles

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The White House is signaling an improvement in relations between the U.S. and China amid news that the Chinese leader will attend a...

Geithner Heads To China, Hoping To Nail Down Currency agreement

AP | JOE McDONALD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BEIJING — China showed its growing assertiveness Monday as it launched high-level talks with Washington, saying it will carry out currency refor...

Rising China Defies The West

Washington Post | John Pomfret | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

China's government has embraced an increasingly anti-Western tone in recent months and is adopting policies across a wide spectrum that reflect a heig...

President Hu Jintao Signs Up For China's Twitter

PCWorld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Chinese president Hu Jintao has opened a microblog, adopting the technology despite his government's work to stifle free speech by microblog users in ...

China: Obama-Dalai Lama Meeting Would Harm Bilateral Relations

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — Any meeting between President Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama would harm bilateral relations, China warned Tuesday while repeating Bei...

Obama's Town Hall in Shanghai - Reading Between the Lines

Elizabeth Lynch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elizabeth Lynch

President Obama's town hall gave the Chinese people a look at an alternative form of leadership. It is no wonder that there was a tremendous amount of push back to the President's request to hold one.

Will Japan Go Nuclear?

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joe Cirincione

A small group of conservative Japanese defense officials have spread the view that if the United States reduces its nuclear arsenal, then Japan will build its own nuclear bombs.

Will Obama Help Change Asia's Racism?

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David A. Love

President Obama's visit to Asia showed how long a journey it's been since the 1955 Bandung Conference, the historic meeting of African and Asian states striving for self-determination.

Out of Afghan, Into Trade War

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sen. Fritz Hollings

Washington obscures the Trade War by calling it globalization. Globalization is nothing more than a trade war with production looking for countries cheaper to produce.

China's Reforestation Commitment: Imperfect, Important Progress

Jeffrey B. Swartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey B. Swartz

The leader of the largest polluting country in the world has now publicly declared accountability and committed to redemption. It deserves to be recognized as meaningful, if imperfect, progress.

China Pushes Back On Obama

New York Times | HELENE COOPER and EDWARD WONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Obama made a big effort Tuesday at presenting his first visit to China as a step forward in America's evolving relationship with its fastest...

Murdoch Spars With Chinese President Hu At Media Summit

Hollywood Reporter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In an unprecedented exchange, Chinese president Hu Jintao and global media executives including News Corp chief executive Rupert Murdoch sparred in su...

Obama: Currency, Trade Deficit fails to breach China's greatest wall: the price of its currency | Tania Branigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Speaking before his meeting today with the Chinese premier, Wen Jiabao, he told reporters that the American relationship with China was deepening beyo...

The Winds Are Still Blowing East

Zachary Karabell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Zachary Karabell

China is emerging as the new power in the global economic pantheon, and their embrace of Russia is a clear sign that they wish to become less engaged with the U.S. rather than more.

Obama And Dalai Lama Meeting Is Delayed

The Washington Post | John Pomfret | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In an attempt to gain favor with China, the United States pressured Tibetan representatives to postpone a meeting between the Dalai Lama and President...

Why Obama Understands China Very Well

Chris Dalby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chris Dalby

I will make a rather bold proposition. President Obama understands how to work with the Chinese government better than any recent US President. Faci...

What to Expect from President Obama's Visit to China

Elizabeth Lynch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elizabeth Lynch

While the White House has yet to release President Obama's schedule, expect President Obama and President Hu Jintao to discuss military ties, global economic health, climate change and human rights.

A Spoonful of Sugar

Roseann M. Lake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Roseann M. Lake

As a westerner living in the capital, I have mixed feelings about the 60th anniversary. I was initially vexed to learn that Beijingers couldn't attend their own country's parade.

The People's Republic of China at Sixty: The Fear of Self-Examination

Henryk Szadziewski | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Henryk Szadziewski

Just as Deng made a bold move to take China into an era of economic reform, Hu will have to make a bold move, by talking with dissenters to take China into an era of meaningful political reform.

On Climate Change: It's Not Time to Throw In the Towel

Betsy Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Betsy Taylor

We must protect ourselves against the dark vision of rising seas and temperatures, but not by numbly going through the motions with our actions and alerts. The times call for more risk-taking.

Leaders Warn Time Running Out For Climate Deal

AP | MICHAEL CASEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BANGKOK — The United Nations on Monday warned world leaders they have only 70 days to reach a new deal to limit global warming, while environmen...

China Signals New Efforts to Address their Global Warming Pollution

Jake Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jake Schmidt

For too long, China and the U.S. have hidden behind the other's inaction. Yet both countries are changing; both countries are beginning to act. Now there is opening for partnership.

Obama Takes On the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Climate Change, and China in One Day

Duncan Quirk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Duncan Quirk