Zainab Zaheer, Development Consultant
May 06, 2022
Though DC and Beijing seem to be holding grudges, the state of California has been willing to collaborate with the Chinese government in the area of climate cooperation, and may show how U.S.-China ties can be improved outside of federal exchanges.
Jean Chretien, Former Prime Minister of Canada
Feb 22, 2022
This extremely difficult period could have included a terrible recession. Instead, we have seen growth around the world. Wealth is being created on a daily basis. What we need is better distribution wealth so that people have happier lives.
Matt Geraci, Research Associate, Institute for China-America Studies (ICAS); Manager, ICAS Maritime Affairs Program
Dec 22, 2021
Climate cooperation has been touted as an area of common interest for the U.S. and China - and the scientific work being done on the ground by scientists offers much to be shared between the two nations.
Mikaila Smith, J.D. Candidate at the University of Chicago Law School
Dec 03, 2021
Coming out of the COP26 Summit, focus was on Xi Jinping’s absence at the summit, rather than on the shortcomings of major global powers in mitigating climate change - including those whose leaders showed up.
Tom Watkins, President and CEO of the Economic Council of Palm Beach County, FL
Nov 29, 2021
Global leaders are meeting now in Glasgow in one of the world’s largest ever summits regarding the climate. It’s a rare opportunity for the U.S. and China to set aside their disputes and focus on a critical shared goal.
Tang Xinhua, Deputy Director, Center for Climate Change and Ecological Security Studies, CICIR
Nov 18, 2021
China and the United States recently issued a joint declaration on climate action, bringing hope for one of humanity’s most pressing problems and adding momentum to the global low-carbon transition.
Xiao Bin, Deputy Secretary-general , Center of SCO Studies
Nov 18, 2021
The country’s self-sufficiency rate has stayed at around 80 percent, but as it transitions to lower carbon, issues affecting energy security are becoming more prominent. Underlying these are structural problems, starting with high dependence on overseas energy.
Harvey Dzodin, Senior Fellow, Center for China and Globalization
Nov 15, 2021
I don’t know if it’s by accident or design but the United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, and the G-20 Summit that preceded it in Rome, were scheduled around Halloween and the Day of the Dead. Most governments seem afraid to face the existential challenge of climate change and are more spooked by an army of highly-paid lobbyists than by an infinitely more powerful Mother Nature. At the same time, however, promising innovations coming from NGOs and a core of socially responsible companies offer a slim glimmer of sunshine amidst the gloom.
Sun Chenghao, Fellow, Center for International Security and Strategy, Tsinghua University
Liu Yuning, a PhD candidate, China Foreign Affairs University
Nov 11, 2021
The United States has begun to consolidate a Western consensus in many respects, but its competitive perspective on global issues will eventually cost it credibility and appeal in the field of climate governance.
Nov 09, 2021
All eyes are on COP26 in Glasgow.