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Chinese Enthusiasm and American Cynicism Over the 'New Type of Great Power Relations'

Cheng Li and Lucy Xu | Posted 12.16.2014 | World
Cheng Li and Lucy Xu

As China-watchers were quick to realize, President Obama did not even once mention the "New Type of Great Power Relations" on his recent trip to Beijing. Why is China so keen on a "New Type of Great Power Relations" and on creating perceptions of endorsement by Obama? And why is the U.S. reluctant to adopt it? What are the reasons behind such contrasting views -- Chinese enthusiasm and American cynicism -- towards this seemingly benign concept?

Nuclear Teetering on the Economic Precipice

Llewellyn King | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
Llewellyn King

Nuclear is one of the most potent tools we have in our battle to clean the air and arrest or ameliorate climate change over time. But many nuclear plants are in danger of being closed.

China's Challenge: Only Free Expression Can Make a One-Party System Work

Nathan Gardels | Posted 12.16.2014 | World
Nathan Gardels

China's leaders ought to recognize that the key to making a one-party political system function effectively in the information age is robust feedback from the public. Limiting open expression will weaken, not strengthen, the Communist Party's authority.

A Look Back at Asia in 2014

Tom Nagorski | Posted 12.15.2014 | World
Tom Nagorski

We still have some time left in 2014, and while I work on a "list" for 2015, now it's time to take a deep breath, review last year's predictions and see how I did.

The Chinese Dream: A New Interpretation

Mahlon Meyer | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics
Mahlon Meyer

Like most Chinese fathers, Y.P. Chan thought he had his children's education all figured out. After all, Chan was educated not only in traditional Chinese philosophy but had also excelled in the worlds of engineering, business and high-stakes finance.

The Wuzhen Summit and Chinese Internet Sovereignty

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics
Franz-Stefan Gady

China's concept of Internet sovereignty seems likely to result in a diplomatic cul-de-sac. However, Chinese officials will continue to employ sovereignty issues to occupy conference agendas and stall real progress on international cooperation in cyberspace.

When China's Censors Give Lessons in Liberty

Christophe Deloire | Posted 12.09.2014 | Technology
Christophe Deloire

Have human rights principles been consigned to a museum because they prevented the combined forces of China's dictatorship and business community from asserting themselves? That at least is the impression you get from the moral lessons that the Communist Party's censorship apparatus increasingly deliver in no uncertain terms to Internet freedom advocates.

Will Russia's Eastern Game Plan Work?

Elena Ulansky | Posted 12.02.2014 | World
Elena Ulansky

Russia's projected growth of the economy in 2015 will not surpass 1% by even the most optimistic projections. What does Russian leadership do to mend this sinking boat?

Which of These Three Chinese Will Time Pick for Person of the Year?

George Chen | Posted 12.01.2014 | World
George Chen

The three picks by Time reflect the very different thinking and ideology of Chinese society, which is generally getting more divided rather than united under Xi's leadership. People just choose to believe in different things -- money, power or the long-awaited "Chinese dream" by some and, perhaps the entire nation, for freedom.

Asia Is on the Brink of a Golden Era. Here's Why.

Kishore Mahbubani | Posted 12.18.2014 | World
Kishore Mahbubani

Asia has been infected by a silent, healthy virus of modernization. There is a remarkably wide and deep consensus among regional leaders that they should focus on modernization and pragmatic development. Because it is silent, the Western media has not noticed and continues to predict doom.

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

Nathan Gardels | Posted 11.24.2014 | World
Nathan Gardels

The WorldPost has obtained exclusive permission to publish a dialogue between Henry Kissinger and Fu Ying, which took place during a recent visit she made to the United States. Its candor and tone offer valuable insights into the thinking of these two important figures on the foreign policy of their countries. Fu Ying -- who was referred to as the "iron lady" during her time as China's ambassador to the U.K. -- is now the powerful chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National People's Congress of China. Henry Kissinger is one of America's leading strategists and a former U.S. secretary of state.

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 11.26.2014 | 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 11.26.2014 | 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."