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Obama Xi Jinping

A Signal of Groundbreaking Progress

Al Gore | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics
Al Gore

By demonstrating their willingness to work together, the leaders of the United States and China are opening a new chapter in global climate negotiations. This bold leadership comes at a critical time for our planet when the costs of carbon pollution affect our lives more and more each day.

Michael Calderone

Chinese President Suggests News Outlets Are The Ones To Blame For Visa Problems

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 11.12.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -– Chinese President Xi Jinping suggested Wednesday that international news outlets are at fault when it comes to problems securing visas f...

How Far Will China Rise?

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 08.20.2013 | World
Tom Engelhardt

Contradictions -- to use a classic Marxist word -- abound: a Communist Party leading a capitalist revolution with its own stability as a ruling elite dependent, above all, upon ever greater economic growth.

The Chimerica Dream

Pepe Escobar | Posted 08.20.2013 | World
Pepe Escobar

Sun Tzu, the ancient author of The Art of War, must be throwing a rice wine party in his heavenly tomb in the wake of the shirtsleeves California love-in between President Obama and President Xi Jinping. "Know your enemy" was, it seems, the theme of the meeting.

Sweet and Sour Pork

Robert Kuttner | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

President Obama's personal summit with China's new president, Xi Jinping, at the well-named venue of Rancho Mirage, Calif., covered a wide range of issues, from North Korea to cyber-spying to territorial disputes with Japan and Taiwan, to global climate change. What the meetings did not engage is the fact that China's entire economic system violates the naïve American premise that free markets produce efficient and balanced outcomes. As China has demonstrated for more than a generation, "free trade" is a useful American fantasy, and state-led capitalism is not a contradiction in terms. It is a recipe for hollowing out the U.S. economy in favor of Chinese economic primacy. Nor does capitalism, Chinese-style, logically lead to increased democracy and human rights.

Obama Talks Cyber Rules With Chinese President

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (Associated Press) — President Barack Obama told Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday it is critical to reach a "firm unders...

Obama Meeting With Chinese Leader In California

Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

By JULIE PACE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — Seeking a fresh start to a complex relationship, President Barack Obama and Chinese Pr...

Will Barack Obama Ask Xi Jinping How to Spy on American Citizens?

Curtis Ellis | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics
Curtis Ellis

Government surveillance of citizens is standard operating procedure, even in the nation once seen as the Shining City upon a hill, a beacon to the world of liberty and the rights of man.

High Desert Hopes For Obama-Xi Jinping Summit

Agence France Presse | Stephen Collinson | Posted 08.07.2013 | World

An unusual sense of anticipation is building ahead of US President Barack Obama's first summit with new Chinese President Xi Jinping, at a secluded an...

First-Date Jitters Abound As Obama-Xi Meeting Approaches

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN and MATTHEW PENNINGTON | Posted 07.30.2013 | World

BEIJING — President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping face weighty issues when they meet at a private estate in California next week...

Is China Taking the Right Cues From History?

Devin Stewart | Posted 05.19.2013 | World
Devin Stewart

Signs suggest Chinese President Xi's inclination will be to double down on Communist orthodoxy. In other words, Xi won't be a Mikhail Gorbachev. He's no reformer.