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Melanie Hart Archives

Charting a New Course for the U.S.-China Relationship

President Obama and President Xi book_alt2 icon Report U.S. and Chinese experts exchange views and offer policy recommendations for the next phase of this crucial bilateral relationship.

by Melanie Hart | Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Making Overseas Investments Skew Green

Melanie Hart, Pete Ogden, and Kelly Sims Gallagher discuss how U.S. and China could work to maximize economic benefits for developing countries while also minimizing environmental, social and climate risks.

by Melanie Hart, Pete Ogden, Kelly Sims Gallagher | Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Green Finance: The Next Frontier for U.S.-China Climate Cooperation

Solar power farm in northwestern China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region article icon Issue Brief Both the United States and China need to bolster domestic policy and steer overseas finance in climate-friendly directions.

by Melanie Hart, Pete Ogden, Kelly Sims Gallagher | Monday, June 13, 2016

Beijing’s Energy Revolution Is Finally Gaining Serious Momentum

Coal-fired plant article icon Issue Brief China’s downshift in coal consumption makes way for cleaner energy sources and substantial emission reductions.

by Melanie Hart | Thursday, December 3, 2015

Assessing American Foreign Policy Toward China

Melanie Hart, Director of China Policy at the Center for American Progress, testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

by Melanie Hart | Tuesday, September 29, 2015

U.S.-China Climate Announcements Lay Foundation for Success in Paris

Obama and XiNew U.S.-China climate partnership commitments ease the path to international agreement later this year.

by Melanie Hart, Pete Ogden, Greg Dotson | Friday, September 25, 2015

Dealing with a Proactive China

Xi Jinping ObamaChina’s growing assertiveness creates opportunities and challenges for the United States.

by Melanie Hart, Rudy deLeon, Brian Harding | Tuesday, September 22, 2015

China’s New International Financing Institutions

new development project article icon Issue Brief With U.S. engagement, new banks such as Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank could spur a race to the top in sustainable development financing.

by Molly Elgin-Cossart and Melanie Hart | Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Chinese Direct Investment in the U.S. Energy Economy

cursor icon Interactive CAP mapped Chinese direct investment activity across the U.S. energy economy to analyze where these investments are happening and what makes some regions more attractive than others.

by Melanie Hart and Angela Luh | Thursday, July 30, 2015

Mapping Chinese Direct Investment in the U.S. Energy Economy

wind turbines book_alt2 icon Report Federal agencies should support U.S. governors, mayors, and private enterprises working to leverage foreign direct investment from China and other nations to build new clean energy projects in the United States.

by Melanie Hart | Thursday, July 30, 2015

CAP Climate Experts Travel to China

Chinese and American flagsCAP sends a delegation of policy experts to Beijing this week to continue the Center’s work on Chinese energy and environmental policy.

by Melanie Hart | Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Roles and Responsibilities Beyond the Asia-Pacific Region

book_alt2 icon Report The United States and China are working together in many regions around the world, but cooperation has not reached the point where either nation is willing to depend on the other when critical interests are at stake.

by Melanie Hart | Monday, November 10, 2014

Visions for Asia-Pacific Security Architecture

Hagel and Chang Wanquan book_alt2 icon Report The United States and China have many common interests in the Asia-Pacific region. On security issues, however, the two nations sometimes do not see eye to eye. Some of those differences can be resolved with better communication, while others are rooted in truly divergent views and therefore require careful management.

by Melanie Hart | Monday, November 10, 2014

Energy and Climate Change

coal plant book_alt2 icon Report Energy and climate cooperation has become the new action track of the U.S.-China relationship, but the United States and China still do not consider each other to be true strategic partners in this space. It is time to kick cooperation up a notch and start chipping away at the truly difficult issues.

by Melanie Hart | Monday, November 10, 2014

Stories from the Frontlines of a Rising China

play_alt icon Video The Center for American Progress traveled to Beijing to film some of China's young pioneers in action. This video series presents an inside look at some of the opportunities and challenges China faces today, seen through the eyes of four young rising leaders.

by Andrew Satter and Melanie Hart | Monday, November 10, 2014