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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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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

The Complexities of the U.S. Decision on Chinese Solar Panel Imports

Innovation, not cheap Chinese imports, is the real key to sustainable solar market growth, write Melanie Hart and Kate Gordon.

by Melanie Hart and Kate Gordon | Thursday, March 15, 2012

What China’s Leadership Transition Means for the United States

play_alt icon Video Center for American Progress China Analyst Melanie Hart explains what U.S. policymakers need to know about China's 2012 leadership transition.

by Melanie Hart | Friday, February 10, 2012

China’s Forthcoming Political Transition

The upcoming transition in China's leadership is complex and matters greatly to U.S. interests, so U.S. policymakers should become familiar with the intricacies of the situation, writes Melanie Hart.

by Melanie Hart | Thursday, February 9, 2012