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Primer on Beijing’s Slice-and-Dice Approach to Energy and Climate Reform

S&ED article icon Issue Brief Chinese leaders are unleashing a wave of new policies that fast track energy and emission reforms in select urban areas while laying the foundation for a more gradual shift nationwide.

By Melanie Hart | Monday, July 7, 2014

Beijing Set to Announce Reform Blueprint

China’s Communist Party leaders will soon end months of speculation about Beijing’s secret reform plans.

By Melanie Hart | Thursday, November 7, 2013

Criminal Charges Mark New Phase in Bellwether U.S.-China Intellectual Property Dispute

Justice DepartmentAMSC’s long legal battle calls into question how closely U.S. companies can safely engage in China’s clean energy market.

By Melanie Hart | Thursday, June 27, 2013

China’s Shifting Stance on Hydrofluorocarbons

Presidents Obama and Xi article icon Issue Brief Combination of international pressure and China’s internal administrative shifts are making progress possible for the global reduction of a potent greenhouse gas.

By Melanie Hart | Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Increasing Opportunities for Chinese Direct Investment in U.S. Clean Energy

Wind farm article icon Issue Brief Chinese direct investment has great potential to expand the U.S. clean energy economy, create jobs, and advance U.S.-China cooperation in a positive and mutually beneficial way.

By Melanie Hart | Monday, February 11, 2013

China Still Wary of More Ambitious International Climate Commitments

UNFCCC in Doha article icon Issue Brief China’s clean energy markets are booming but challenges remain on efforts to cut emissions, and that translates into continued reluctance to take on more binding climate responsibilities at the global level.

By Melanie Hart | Friday, December 7, 2012

China Selects Its 7 New Leaders

Members of the new Politburo Standing CommitteeChina selected seven new leaders this week, but now the big question is what they will actually do.

By Melanie Hart | Friday, November 16, 2012

Beijing to Announce New Leaders and Their Portfolios

Current Standing Committee members in BeijingWith China facing a number of challenges, current Communist Party leaders must not only appoint good successors but also figure out how to distribute critical portfolios.

By Melanie Hart | Friday, November 2, 2012

The U.S. Outlook on China’s Leadership Transition

U.S. policymakers need to spend more time examining and understanding what exactly is happening in Beijing and what the Chinese leadership is facing at home.

By Melanie Hart, with Alex Lach | Friday, October 19, 2012

Satisfying China’s Rising Middle Class in an Era of Economic Uncertainty

Protesters confront police in ChinaAs China’s citizens have grown more prosperous, they are no longer content with just economic growth, and instead are clamoring for a higher standard of living across the board.

By Melanie Hart, with Alex Lach | Friday, October 12, 2012

China’s Need for Innovative, Market-Based Economic Growth

Hu JintaoWith its economy beginning to slow, Chinese leaders must install measures that promote innovation and high-tech industry growth.

By Melanie Hart, with Alex Lach | Friday, October 5, 2012

Corruption and the China Leadership Transition

Former Chongqing Party Secretary Bo XilaiThe Chinese Communist Party sends a strong message on Bo Xilai, signaling that consensus has been reached in the nick of time before the once-a-decade changing of the guard takes place later this year.

By Melanie Hart, with Alex Lach | Friday, September 28, 2012

China’s Real Leadership Question

book_alt2 icon Report Melanie Hart explains the Chinese political transition and the challenges the new leaders will face in the coming years.

By Melanie Hart | Thursday, August 16, 2012

5 Myths and Realities About U.S.-China Solar Trade Competition

Melanie Hart and Kate Gordon present the reasons why the United States needs to display a steady hand in its solar trade dispute with China.

By Melanie Hart and Kate Gordon | Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Environmental Standards Give the United States an Edge Over China

If you want to know where the United States would be without our national environmental laws, just look at China, write Melanie Hart and Jeffrey Cavanagh.

By Melanie Hart and Jeffrey Cavanagh | Friday, April 20, 2012