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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

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 and 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

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

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