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Quick Take: U.S.-China Trade Moves Forward: Market Opening, Liu He to DC, and Another Big Xi Speech

Quick Take: U.S.-China Trade Moves Forward: Market Opening, Liu He to DC, and Another Big Xi Speech

Quick Take: U.S.-China Trade Moves Forward: Market Opening, Liu He to DC, and Another Big Xi Speech

Quick Take: U.S.-China Trade Moves Forward: Market Opening, Liu He to DC, and Another Big Xi Speech

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Basilinna

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November 15, 2018

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China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) on Friday quietly announced concrete steps to revise and eliminate restrictions set forth in their centrally administered Negative List on inbound foreign investment. In addition, the Vice President Liu He's upcoming visit to Washington and President Xi's speech in December celebrating the 40th anniversary of opening up and reform both show the intention to bring further market openings.

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How China is winning over the Middle East

How China is winning over the Middle East

How China is winning over the Middle East

How China is winning over the Middle East

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Deborah Lehr

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July 21, 2018

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As President Xi Jinping impels China to take a more active role internationally, the Middle East is becoming one of its key staging grounds. At a gathering of 21 Arab nations in Beijing this month, Xi pledged billions pledged billions in loans and financial aid to support economic development in these countries. At this Arab Summit, well attended by foreign ministers from across the Arab speaking world, the Chinese government successfully elevated their relationship with the region to a “strategic partnership.” Read more about this growing relationship.

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NPC Update: At last, the new leadership announced

NPC Update: At last, the new leadership announced

NPC Update: At last, the new leadership announced

NPC Update: At last, the new leadership announced

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Basilinna

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March 19, 2018

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‍China announced its new state leadership today, with only a few surprises. The most interesting “statement” however, was that in all government-issued organizational charts, Vice President Wang Qishan is ranked as the number two in the government, ahead of Premier Li Keqiang. Totally unprecedented

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NPC Update: China Reshuffles the Cabinet … in a Big Way

NPC Update: China Reshuffles the Cabinet … in a Big Way

NPC Update: China Reshuffles the Cabinet … in a Big Way

NPC Update: China Reshuffles the Cabinet … in a Big Way

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Basilinna

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March 15, 2018

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Significant restructuring of the government was announced this week at the National People’s Congress (NPC); biggest reform since former Premier Zhu Rongji’s in 1998. Eight ministries and seven commissions were eliminated or streamlined to create 26. This structure reflects President Xi’s priorities, allows for better coordination, and reduces turf wars.

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China's "green teams" wrap up two-year, nationwide inspection

China's "green teams" wrap up two-year, nationwide inspection

China's "green teams" wrap up two-year, nationwide inspection

China's "green teams" wrap up two-year, nationwide inspection

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Leigh Wedell

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February 9, 2018

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After two years traversing the country, China's green inspection teams are back in Beijing and the results are in: 2,900 businesses and more than 18,000 people have been held accountable for violating central-level edicts to clean up the environment. How did the "green teams" hit these staggering numbers?

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Quick Take: China signals greater "opening up" is imminent

Quick Take: China signals greater "opening up" is imminent

Quick Take: China signals greater "opening up" is imminent

Quick Take: China signals greater "opening up" is imminent

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Deborah Lehr

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January 31, 2018

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China has been sending strong signals that they intend to announce greater market opening for foreign firms as well as a crackdown on intellectual property rights violations to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the launch of China’s “reform and opening up” initiative.

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Quick Take: Is China the star of Davos -- again?

Quick Take: Is China the star of Davos -- again?

Quick Take: Is China the star of Davos -- again?

Quick Take: Is China the star of Davos -- again?

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Deborah Lehr

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January 26, 2018

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Minister Liu He, the trusted economic adviser to President Xi Jinping, gave a much-anticipated speech to the Davos attendees. In keeping with the new normal in China post 19th Party Congress, Liu quoted President Xi: “As long as we keep to the goal of building a community with a shared future for mankind and work hand in hand to fulfill our responsibilities and overcome difficulties, we will be able to create a better world and deliver better lives for our people."

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Xi: Door to world remains open

Xi: Door to world remains open

Xi: Door to world remains open

Xi: Door to world remains open

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January 26, 2018

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China will not close its door to the world, and indeed will become increasingly open, such as in business, which will become more transparent and better regulated, President Xi Jinping said. He made the pledge in a message of congratulations at the start of the Fortune Global Forum in Guangzhou on Dec 6 in which more than 1,100 prominent political, economic and academic figures from around the world took part.

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Egyptian drivers hold the key to cleaner air

Egyptian drivers hold the key to cleaner air

Egyptian drivers hold the key to cleaner air

Egyptian drivers hold the key to cleaner air

As the slow wheels of government inch toward policies that lead to cleaner air, Egyptian drivers could hold the key to a faster result, with the answer provided by an unlikely partner – Chinese auto companies. The steadily growing demand for ground transportation has Egypt facing fast growing levels of greenhouse gas emissions, with 50 percent stemming just from vehicles.

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Deborah Lehr discusses key message sent by Chinese leaders at the Fortune Global Forum

Deborah Lehr discusses key message sent by Chinese leaders at the Fortune Global Forum

Deborah Lehr discusses key message sent by Chinese leaders at the Fortune Global Forum

Deborah Lehr discusses key message sent by Chinese leaders at the Fortune Global Forum

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CGTN America

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December 7, 2017

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Deborah Lehr discusses key message sent by Chinese leaders at the Fortune Global Forum in an Interview with CGTN America.

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What they say

What they say

What they say

What they say

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China Daily

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December 7, 2017

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China has an intersection of craftsmanship and computer science, (which is) rarely found in other places. Many companies see China as a big market, but for us the main attraction is the quality of people. We have now about 2 million application developers in China (on Apple's App Store).

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Poverty alleviation In China

Poverty alleviation In China

Poverty alleviation In China

Poverty alleviation In China

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Leigh Wedell

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November 13, 2017

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At the historic 19th Party Congress meeting earlier this month, Chinese President Xi Jinping talked about how China is entering a “new era” and can serve as a model for the developing world. In his sweeping three and a half hour address to the nation, he heralded their progress on achieving a “moderately prosperous society” and reaffirmed 2020 as the deadline for finally eradicating poverty.

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Xi Jinping tackles center-provincial relations

Xi Jinping tackles center-provincial relations

Xi Jinping tackles center-provincial relations

Xi Jinping tackles center-provincial relations

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Leigh Wedell

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November 7, 2017

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The officials serving in China’s provinces have a saying to characterize their relationship with Beijing: “The sky is high and the emperor is far away.” This ancient adage means that officials customarily have plenty of leeway to conduct their business and implement the policies that are passed down from on high.

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Potential next act for trusted Xi adviser

Potential next act for trusted Xi adviser

Potential next act for trusted Xi adviser

Potential next act for trusted Xi adviser

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Deborah Lehr

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November 6, 2017

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At last month's party congress, President Xi Jinping announced his new Politburo standing committee — China's seven most powerful men. Now attention has turned to the government appointments coming at the National People's Congress in March.

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China's 19th Communist Party Congress fact sheet

China's 19th Communist Party Congress fact sheet

China's 19th Communist Party Congress fact sheet

China's 19th Communist Party Congress fact sheet

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Deborah Lehr & Leigh Wedell

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October 31, 2017

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Policy priorities included continuing the anti-corruption campaign, economic reform and further market opening for foreign firms, restructuring and professionalization of the military, improving central-provincial relations, handling the corporate and provincial debt issues, legal reform, upgrading the environment, and improving the standard and quality of life, especially in rural areas.

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Xi and his leading small groups

Xi and his leading small groups

Xi and his leading small groups

Xi and his leading small groups

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Leigh Wedell

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October 26, 2017

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President Xi is building out his preferred policy making platform: the leading small groups. During this week’s historic 19th Party Congress, Mr. Xi added four new leading groups to his current roster of 26, of which he presides over eight, more than any of his predecessors.

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China flexes its economic muscles to push green finance on the New Silk Road

China flexes its economic muscles to push green finance on the New Silk Road

China flexes its economic muscles to push green finance on the New Silk Road

China flexes its economic muscles to push green finance on the New Silk Road

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Deborah Lehr

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October 4, 2017

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China’s “Belt and Road Initiative” is likely to transform trading routes from Asia to Africa, the Middle East to Russia. With the world’s largest foreign reserves and a determination to build political and economic ties with strategically important governments, China is helping finance much-needed major infrastructure projects along the modern Silk Road.

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Quick Take: President Xi moves on financial reform

Quick Take: President Xi moves on financial reform

Quick Take: President Xi moves on financial reform

Quick Take: President Xi moves on financial reform

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Deborah Lehr

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September 19, 2017

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In another clear sign that President Xi is entering the 19th Plenum in a strong position, China has announced plans to open a number of previously restricted sectors to foreign firms. Important policy decisions continue to be made and announced.

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Quick Take: U.S. positions firms for Belt and Road "Project of the Century"

Quick Take: U.S. positions firms for Belt and Road "Project of the Century"

Quick Take: U.S. positions firms for Belt and Road "Project of the Century"

Quick Take: U.S. positions firms for Belt and Road "Project of the Century"

In typical Chinese fashion, this week’s Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation went off in a big way in Beijing. On May 14 and 15, 1,500 delegates from over 130 nations -- represented by 29 foreign heads of state and more than 200 ministers -- participated in the Forum. The Chinese Government announced 270 deliverables and $124 billion in new investment.

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Can Xi pivot from China’s Disrupter-in Chief to Reformer-in-Chief?

Can Xi pivot from China’s Disrupter-in Chief to Reformer-in-Chief?

Can Xi pivot from China’s Disrupter-in Chief to Reformer-in-Chief?

Can Xi pivot from China’s Disrupter-in Chief to Reformer-in-Chief?

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Damien Ma

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November 15, 2016

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Standing at about 6 feet tall, Chinese President Xi Jinping cuts an imposing figure, especially compared to the famously diminutive Deng Xiaoping, the transformative leader who, after Mao Zedong’s death in 1976, guided China through monumental reforms from 1978 until his formal retirement in 1989.

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In China, the changing of the guard is starting

In China, the changing of the guard is starting

In China, the changing of the guard is starting

In China, the changing of the guard is starting

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Deborah Lehr

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November 10, 2016

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The internationally popular Chinese finance minister, Lou Jiwei, was removed from his post unexpectedly this past week. Minister Lou, 65,  was part of the brain trust of economists brought in by then Premier Zhu Rongji to support his efforts to reform China’s economy in the 1990s.

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Why successful global green finance is all about the color of private money

Why successful global green finance is all about the color of private money

Why successful global green finance is all about the color of private money

Why successful global green finance is all about the color of private money

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Deborah Lehr

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October 17, 2016

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As leaders in the global financial community gathered in Washington for the annual IMF/World Bank meetings, the hottest ticket in town was for a technical discussion on green finance.

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Greening the financial system: From momentum to transformation

Greening the financial system: From momentum to transformation

Greening the financial system: From momentum to transformation

Greening the financial system: From momentum to transformation

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Basilinna

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October 13, 2016

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In the midst of the International Monetary Fund/World Bank fall meetings, international and U.S. experts convened for the “Greening the Financial System: From Momentum to Transformation” conference on October 7th, 2016 in Washington, DC.

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China said to expand green fund

China said to expand green fund

China said to expand green fund

China said to expand green fund

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Basilinna

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June 6, 2016

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China and the U.S. are bulking up the size and scope of a fund created to finance green projects to about $3 billion, according to two people familiar with the decision. The capital boost will increase the fund’s size by 50 percent from $2 billion and broaden its investment mandate to green projects beyond just improving the energy efficiency of buildings, said the people, who asked not be identified because the information isn’t public.

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Green Finance symposium explores financial mechanisms to promote low-carbon global economic growth

Green Finance symposium explores financial mechanisms to promote low-carbon global economic growth

Green Finance symposium explores financial mechanisms to promote low-carbon global economic growth

Green Finance symposium explores financial mechanisms to promote low-carbon global economic growth

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Basilinna

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April 16, 2016

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Washington, DC—The Paulson Institute and the Green Finance Committee of China Society for Finance and Banking convened a half-day symposium of global finance leaders and experts to discuss recommendations for the development of robust global green finance mechanisms and markets.

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In China’s great hall of the people, shoes speak louder than words

In China’s great hall of the people, shoes speak louder than words

In China’s great hall of the people, shoes speak louder than words

In China’s great hall of the people, shoes speak louder than words

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Deborah Lehr

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April 11, 2016

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The armed police division of China’s army tests a new style of shoe Sinking into the plush chairs in the cavernous Fujian Room of China’s Great Hall of the People, I soak in my surroundings as President Xi Jinping’s interpreter artfully translates Xi’s Chinese aphorisms into poetic English.

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Green bonds take root in China

Green bonds take root in China

Green bonds take root in China

Green bonds take root in China

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Basilinna

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November 6, 2015

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China is set to become a hotbed for the $100-­billion market in bonds tied to environmentally friendly investments as authorities and developers seek alternatives to loans for funding a shift to clean energy supplies.

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China to boost $100 billion green bond market for renewables

China to boost $100 billion green bond market for renewables

China to boost $100 billion green bond market for renewables

China to boost $100 billion green bond market for renewables

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Basilinna

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November 2, 2015

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China is set to become a hotbed for the $100 billion market in bonds tied to environmentally-friendly investments as authorities and developers seek alternatives to loans for funding a transformation to clean energy supplies.

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Cities and the environment anchor the U.S.-China relationship

Cities and the environment anchor the U.S.-China relationship

Cities and the environment anchor the U.S.-China relationship

Cities and the environment anchor the U.S.-China relationship

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Leigh Wedell

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October 15, 2015

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The U.S.-China relationship remains bogged down by a host of intractable issues, ranging from cyber security and the South China Sea to currency devaluation and China’s economic slowdown.

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Why CEOs are talking global responsibility with China’s president

Why CEOs are talking global responsibility with China’s president

Why CEOs are talking global responsibility with China’s president

Why CEOs are talking global responsibility with China’s president

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Deborah Lehr

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October 2, 2015

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In Seattle last week, the Paulson Institute, with its partner, the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), brought together heads of leading U.S. and Chinese companies for a roundtable discussion with President Xi Jinping about economic and business relations between the two countries.

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Fighting China’s environmental war one building at a time

Fighting China’s environmental war one building at a time

Fighting China’s environmental war one building at a time

Fighting China’s environmental war one building at a time

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Deborah Lehr

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September 16, 2015

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As China’s President Xi Jinping prepares for his visit to the United States, pressure is mounting on both sides to identify potential areas of cooperation amid ongoing contention. Yet, intractable issues dominate the agenda for the two Presidents - accusations of cybertheft, military aggressiveness in the South China Seas and currency manipulation are among the hot topics.

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China’s environmental crisis: A billion dollar opportunity

China’s environmental crisis: A billion dollar opportunity

China’s environmental crisis: A billion dollar opportunity

China’s environmental crisis: A billion dollar opportunity

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Deborah Lehr

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July 30, 2015

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China is embarking on the most ambitious environmental reform program in history — by necessity. China’s environmental woes are nothing new, but they have hit an inflection point

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Why the Bilateral Investment Treaty matters

Why the Bilateral Investment Treaty matters

Why the Bilateral Investment Treaty matters

Why the Bilateral Investment Treaty matters

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Deborah Lehr

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February 13, 2015

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China's trade negotiators were recently in Washington to continue negotiations towards a bilateral investment treaty (BIT) between their country and the United States. Much still remains to be hammered out: China plans to submit its "negative list" – sectors that will not be opened to foreign competition – after Spring Festival, and then tough negotiations will ensue.

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Building a “Sustainable Eco-Edge District” outside Beijing

Building a “Sustainable Eco-Edge District” outside Beijing

Building a “Sustainable Eco-Edge District” outside Beijing

Building a “Sustainable Eco-Edge District” outside Beijing

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Leigh Wedell

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February 5, 2015

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China’s mayors are on the front lines of the country’s ambitious drive to move more than 100 million people into cities over the next six years. Their challenge is to try to make sure that those people will have a cleaner environment and more livable communities.

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Green building solutions for energy efficiency

Green building solutions for energy efficiency

Green building solutions for energy efficiency

Green building solutions for energy efficiency

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Deborah Lehr & Leigh Wedell

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February 3, 2015

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Increase the role of market forces: Reform of resource pricing in the energy sector will ensure more efficient supply and demand of energy. Use data more effectively: Tracking energy use would allow governments, building owners, utility companies and users to regulate their behavior in a more cost-effective manner.

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Solutions to carbon reduction are within China's reach

Solutions to carbon reduction are within China's reach

Solutions to carbon reduction are within China's reach

Solutions to carbon reduction are within China's reach

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Basilinna

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January 9, 2015

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At November’s Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting, the world’s two biggest carbon players - the United States and China – signed an important agreement to reach specific carbon reduction targets by 2025 and 2030, respectively.

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Sisi Follows the New Silk Road to Riches

Sisi Follows the New Silk Road to Riches

Sisi Follows the New Silk Road to Riches

Sisi Follows the New Silk Road to Riches

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Huffington Post

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January 5, 2015

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When Egypt recognized the People’s Republic of China in 1956 — the first Middle Eastern and African country to do so — it ushered the fledgling communist country into the broader international community beyond the Soviet bloc

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Chinese mayors’ surprising lesson in Miami: Governance

Chinese mayors’ surprising lesson in Miami: Governance

Chinese mayors’ surprising lesson in Miami: Governance

Chinese mayors’ surprising lesson in Miami: Governance

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Leigh Wedell

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September 4, 2014

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The 12 Chinese mayors and vice mayors hosted recently by the Paulson Institute for a crash course on urban sustainability with experts in Chicago and Miami began their trip to the United States with a very practical focus: How could they bring green technologies and sustainable approaches in successful US cities to their districts back home?

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China’s enforcers: How Beijing keeps local leaders in line

China’s enforcers: How Beijing keeps local leaders in line

China’s enforcers: How Beijing keeps local leaders in line

China’s enforcers: How Beijing keeps local leaders in line

After 10 days investigating wayward provinces, the teams submitted a 1,000-page report with a simple conclusion: local leaders, looking out for their own financial interests, were consistently ignoring directives from Beijing.

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