#8;Although the Chinese coal industry has been targeted as the country’s main source of pollution, traffic may well be the main cause of air pollution in Beijing.
The Arctic is a critical global commons that needs to be protected and preserved and the Arctic Council could have an important role in ensuring that countries don’t seek short-term self-interests.
Obama’s absence from the APEC meeting is a disappointment for U.S. partners in Asia, but Washington can recover its credibility in the region by rescheduling meetings and pushing forward on the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Ideally, the parties will be able to return to the Six-Party Talks framework one day with all countries genuinely working toward the central goal of North Korea’s denuclearization. But the prospect of that happening anytime soon looks increasingly remote.
China’s misreading of the likelihood of U.S. intervention in Syria cost Beijing an opportunity to position itself as a global power.
The key to relieving Beijing’s traffic congestion and high pollution levels is to manage the use of cars rather than to restrict their purchase.
It is important to understand the role of nuclear weapons in the grand strategies of key Asian states and the impact of these capabilities—both established and latent—on regional and international stability.
The Chinese Dream, an idea floated by Chinese President Xi Jinping, has far-reaching implications for every part of society in China.
Pakistani luminaries met with Chinese luminaries a few months ago, and their handshake will translate into a brand new 1,000-MW power reactor–Kanupp-2–being plunked down into the middle of Pakistan’s mega-metropolis Karachi.
Malaysia and China should put in place processes, institutions, and measures to realize a strategic relationship that benefits both countries and the region.
The apparent unanimity of viewpoints within China on cybersecurity suggests that this issue will remain a major source of tension and differences in the Sino-U.S. relationship.
Beijing is dipping its diplomatic toes in the turbulent waters of the Middle East. But it is not clear if Delhi is ready to do the same.
Beijing is emerging as the big winner in Central Asia, displacing Washington and Moscow while ensuring that engagement with countries in the region takes place on its terms.
Even as China becomes a maritime power to reckon with, Beijing has no desire to give up on its continental aspirations.
It is easy to see why promoting electric vehicle technology appeals to the Chinese government. Widespread use of electric vehicles means less oil imports, thus improving the country’s energy security.
China has begun to play a more active, innovative role in international affairs and has adopted a new global perspective.
The current state of the affairs between Russia and China is most positive in their history. This relationship is built primarily on an economic pragmatism.
During the G20 summit, the world leaders need to tackle serious economic challenges. At the same time, the abrupt halt to a scheduled U.S.-Russia summit and a potential intervention in Syria have pushed security issues to the top of the summit’s agenda.
China’s president and Japan’s prime minister may not meet at the G20 summit, but with tensions escalating in the East China Sea, they need to talk soon.
RMB internationalization will have long-term benefits, but for now China should focus on the intrinsic value of financial reforms rather than their role as prerequisites to internationalization
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