North Korea’s Nuclear Test Is Another Step Backward
North Korea’s nuclear-explosive test this week poses a serious threat to U.S. allies in the Asia-Pacific, and the subsequent international reaction to the test reveals the isolation of the North Korean regime.
How the United States and China Can Strengthen the G-20, and Vice Versa
A study group comprising U.S. and Chinese experts puts forth proposals to strengthen the G-20.
Increasing Opportunities for Chinese Direct Investment in U.S. Clean Energy
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.
Sen. Kerry’s Approach to China as Secretary of State
As secretary of state, John Kerry should continue the Obama administration’s clear-eyed, nuanced, and effective approach to relations with China.
China Still Wary of More Ambitious International Climate Commitments
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.
What to Expect From President Obama’s Trip to Southeast Asia
The president’s trip this week to Thailand, Burma, and Cambodia has widespread implications for the future of the region.
China Selects Its 7 New Leaders
China selected seven new leaders this week, but now the big question is what they will actually do.
Meet the New Politburo Standing Committee
Issue Brief A brief look at the new makeup of the Politburo Standing Committee, China’s top ruling body.
Beijing to Announce New Leaders and Their Portfolios
With 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.
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.
Satisfying China’s Rising Middle Class in an Era of Economic Uncertainty
As 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.