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Is America Ready for China as an 'Equal Brother?'

Nathan Gardels | Posted 11.21.2014 | World
Nathan Gardels

The U.S. finds it uncomfortable to deal with a country like China, which is neither its ally nor enemy, and which wants to be treated like an equal partner as brothers would expect.

Pivoting to Success: Is Obama's Progress in the Asia-Pacific and Elsewhere Enough?

William Bradley | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

With his eight-day tour of the Asia-Pacific, his affirmation of equality on the Internet, and his move to block mass deportations, President Barack Obama has some big post-election actions to point to as he seeks to rebound from the disaster of the mid-term elections.

Asia Smiles for the Cameras

John Feffer | Posted 11.20.2014 | World
John Feffer

Washington needs to recognize that its Pacific pivot is adding insecurity to the region, not stability. With its arms sales and encouragement of ally assertiveness, the United States is bringing peace to the region just like the Colt .45 "Peacemaker" brought peace to the Wild West.

The Dance of Superpowers

John Feffer | Posted 11.19.2014 | World
John Feffer

The US and China are engaged in a dance of global partnership in which the two tightly embrace or wriggle warily in tandem at a distance, depending on the background music. At the same time, where there is overlap in the perceived spheres of influence, the music stops and the two countries argue over who calls the tune.

Were Last Week's US-China Breakthroughs a Step Back?

Kyle Hutzler | Posted 11.18.2014 | World
Kyle Hutzler

The US has the unique responsibility of ensuring China's successful integration into the global governance system. That at times may come into conflict with the more limited set of truly bilateral issues the US may have with China, either directly or in support of its allies.

Matt Sheehan

The Power Politics Behind China's Climate Pledge

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 11.14.2014 | World

BEIJING –- President Barack Obama had barely finished shaking Chinese President Xi Jinping’s hand to seal this week’s landmark climate agreement...

A Signal of Groundbreaking Progress

Al Gore | Posted 11.14.2014 | 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.

'Green News Report' - November 13, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.13.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Historic climate deal between U.S. and China: it's the deal Republican...

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

Peter Mellgard | Posted 11.13.2014 | 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.

China-US Didn't Change The Climate Game; The Climate Game Changed China-US

Forest Trends | Posted 11.14.2014 | Green
Forest Trends

All week, we've heard how the China-US Climate Pact changed the climate game for the better, and most of what we've heard is wrong. The game has chang...

China's Domestic Self-interest Fuels US Climate Pact

Kevin A. Lees | Posted 11.14.2014 | World
Kevin A. Lees

Landmark though the US-Chinese bilateral agreement may be, it is still much more about domestic Chinese priorities than trans-Pacific good will.

Crumbling of Oil Prices Make Russia and China Closer

Elena Ulansky | Posted 11.13.2014 | World
Elena Ulansky

As the price of oil crumbles, declining over 25% since June, the consequences on the Russian economy have been drastic. What American and European sanctions (brought as a result of the annexation of Crimea) and the Ukraine crisis failed to do to the Russian economy, the declining price of oil has done.

A US-China Breakthrough for the Planet -- and New Economic Growth

Jim Yong Kim | Posted 11.12.2014 | World
Jim Yong Kim

The costs to cities, coastlines and crops, as well as to the health and livelihoods of thousands, are mounting. China and the United States show the necessary determination to build a future based on low emissions through clean energy and livable cities because it makes sense for the environment and economies.

Working Together

Jonathan Richards | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

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China's Reforms: Law Without Rights or Law Without Substance?

Ryan Mitchell | Posted 11.12.2014 | World
Ryan Mitchell

For two reasons, we should be cautiously optimistic that despite the problems he will run into in implementing the new reforms, Xi's administration now at least intends meaningful progress towards something Western scholars and professionals would recognize as "law."

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...

The Climate Breakthrough in Beijing Gives the World a Fighting Chance

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 11.14.2014 | Green
Jeffrey Sachs

While the full ramifications will only be known at the climate summit in Paris in December 2015, the two largest C02 emitters have finally spoken, and most importantly, they've spoken together.

U.S., China Unveil Ambitious Climate Change Goals

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

BEIJING (AP) — The United States and China pledged Wednesday to take ambitious action to limit greenhouse gases, aiming to inject fresh momentum int...

After Aquino: Time for 'Effective Governance' in the Philippines

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 11.11.2014 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

Democracy is not only about freely choosing your leaders; it is also about choosing the best possible leaders, who can effectively oversee day-to-day administration.

Japan-China Ties Are Still Fragile After Leaders Meet

AP | KEN MORITSUGU | Posted 11.11.2014 | World

TOKYO (AP) — What happens next in Japan-China relations depends not only on what they do, but also on what they don't do. A tentative, some would s...

Why the China/Russia Rapprochement Won't Last

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.11.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Being a big believer in the lessons taught by history, I'm inclined to think that the current 'love fest' between China and Russia will probably have a limited shelf life.

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

Nathan Gardels | Posted 11.10.2014 | 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 11.10.2014 | 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.

Leaders Of China And Japan Hold Ice-Breaking Meeting

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 11.10.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — An uneasy handshake Monday between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe marked the first meeting betwe...

Brzezinski: Obama Should Seek 'New Opening To China' To Balance Putin's Russia

Politico | Michael Hirsh | Posted 11.07.2014 | World

At 85, Zbigniew Brzezinski is still the Democratic Party’s best answer to Henry Kissinger. As a global strategist, he has a well-deserved reputation...