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What Did Chinese Premier Li Really Try to Say About Occupy Central?

George Chen | Posted 12.13.2014 | World
George Chen

For the first time since the outbreak of the Occupy Central movement last month, Premier Li Keqiang has offered some clues on how Beijing wants to see the pro-democracy protests brought to an end, signaling Beijing's reluctance to directly get involved in Hong Kong's worst political crisis in decades.

What the Scottish Referendum Teaches the World

Ziad Haider | Posted 08.30.2014 | World
Ziad Haider

While the movie Braveheart elicits eye rolls in Scotland for its inaccuracies (and marvel at its impact on tourism), William Wallace and Robert the Bruce, two key characters, are central figures in Scottish history.

Can the U.S. & China Save the World From Climate Change?

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 06.30.2014 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

A clearer picture will emerge as the U.S. and China continue with their latest round of talks, and once heads of states gather in New York this September to hammer out a blue print for next year's Paris treaty.

China's War on Smog Will Put the Reins on Global Coal Demand

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 06.24.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

Chinese citizens are angry about what's going into their lungs, while a recent government report says pollution has left 16 percent of the country's land unfit for use. Much of that pollution can be traced back to the billowing smoke stacks attached to China's fleet of coal-fired power plants.

Upgrading China's Development Model

Li Keqiang | Posted 04.12.2014 | World
Li Keqiang

2014-02-11-upgradingchinasdevelopmentmodel.jpg.jpg The future development of China is about economic transformation and upgrading; about expanding domestic consumption and advancing the new type of industrialization, IT application, urbanization and agricultural modernization. And it is about pursuing green growth.

Peter S. Goodman

China's President Charts Path For 'Comprehensive Reform'

HuffingtonPost.com | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 11.07.2013 | World

BEIJING -- China has a situation. For three decades, the ruling Communist Party has pressed an effective formula in engineering an extraordinary e...

China Amps Up Its Soft Power in the South China Sea While Washington Shows the Flag

William Bradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

The federal government shutdown debacle finally ended, but its effects live on. In this case, continuing to effect America's Asia-Pacific pivot, our big geopolitical shift from fateful over-engagement with the Islamic world of the Middle East and Central Asia to heightened engagement with the rising Asia-Pacific.

China's Next Growth Challenge

Pro Journo | Posted 11.25.2013 | World
Pro Journo

By Christian Rhally, BSc Student at Yale University Dalian, China - On September 8th, 2013, the Financial Times invited a rather special guest to wri...

China's Indian Ocean Strategy Not a Danger--Yet

Stanley Weiss | Posted 09.07.2013 | World
Stanley Weiss

LONDON--When the Chinese admiral Zheng He set out on the first of seven historic voyages of exploration 608 years ago, the sails of his 317 ships blot...

What's Xi's Textbook for Upcoming Reforms?

Julian Baird Gewirtz | Posted 09.02.2013 | World
Julian Baird Gewirtz

Observers inside and outside China are trying to figure out what Xi's reform agenda will be -- and, in recent weeks, Chinese leaders have given a new cluster of clues.

China Premier In India To Boost Ties, Settle Disputes

AP | ASHOK SHARMA | Posted 07.19.2013 | World

NEW DELHI — Just weeks after a tense border standoff, China's new premier visited India on Sunday on his first foreign trip as the neighboring g...

WATCH: Bibi Goes To Beijing

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 07.08.2013 | World

BEIJING — China's premier has urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to remove obstacles to restarting talks with the Palestinians, as ...

The Air We Breathe: China, Pollution and the EPA As it Awaits a New Director

Paul Gunther | Posted 06.01.2013 | Green
Paul Gunther

Any thought to the strategic trajectory of China and its according infrastructure must take into essential consideration the bleak reality of its environment. Polluted air is a threat to its widely perceived inevitability to equal and then surpass the economic and social edge of America.

Lessons From China's Rooftops

Terry Tamminen | Posted 05.29.2013 | Green
Terry Tamminen

If the excess capacity of Suntech and other solar panel makers was harnessed to generate clean energy, might China tame its air pollution problems faster and maintain its ambitious 8 percent annual economic growth goal at the same time?

A New Vow To Tackle China's Pollution

Reuters | Posted 05.17.2013 | Green

(Repeats to additional subscribers without changes to text) BEIJING, March 17 (Reuters) - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang pledged on Sunday...

Reform Posterboy Set To Become China's Vice Premier

Reuters | Posted 05.14.2013 | World

By David Stanway and Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING, March 15 (Reuters) - Wang Yang, one of China's best-known reformers who was passed ove...

Toddler Moons China's Premier-To-Be

Agence France Presse | | Posted 04.09.2013 | World

State media coverage of a routine visit to a home by China's incoming premier Li Keqiang has become a colourful Internet sensation after a boy appeare...

The China I Know

Howard Balloch | Posted 03.26.2013 | World
Howard Balloch

It's going to be a very, very interesting China over the next few years. The group coming to power is among the toughest in years. But they are a very smart, very international group of leaders, and I think we're going to see a very different China when we look back ten years from now.

'We Must Act' On China's Choking Pollution

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2013 | Green

By Michael Martina BEIJING, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Days after choking smog blanketed China's capital, the country's premier-designate adde...

China in 2013: The Confidence Game

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 02.10.2013 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

Will the fifth generation of leadership led by President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Keqiang, signal China remains future-focused? Will they make moves to manage intra-Party conflicts of interest that, to date, have precluded meaningful political and economic reform?

A Who's Who In China's New Leadership

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.15.2012 | World

BEIJING -- China's once-in-a-decade power transition crested Thursday with 59-year-old Xi Jinping taking over as the general secretary of the ruling ...

Communist Party In China Undergoes Leadership Change

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 01.13.2013 | World

BEIJING — Xi Jinping became China's new leader Thursday, assuming the top posts in the Communist Party and the powerful military in a political ...

Hold Your Breath

Victoria Lai | Posted 11.04.2012 | World
Victoria Lai

The top decision-making body in the Chinese Communist Party, the politburo standing committee, is set to see an infusion of new blood. The process is shrouded in mystery, a frustrating state of affairs for investors and other observers because the direction of change in China will be underpinned by the result.