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Melanie Hart Archives

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

Video Series: 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 & Melanie Hart | Monday, November 10, 2014

Expanding the Frontier of U.S.-China Strategic Cooperation Will Require New Thinking on Both Sides of the Pacific

Obama and Xi Jinping meet article icon Issue Brief The Center for American Progress recently convened a group of rising U.S. and Chinese foreign policy leaders to examine some of the most difficult issues plaguing the world’s most important bilateral relationship. They found that both sides need to better clarify their own intentions and address the other side’s suspicions.

by Melanie Hart | Monday, November 10, 2014

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