China Mainland Events


U.S.-China Competition for Clean Energy Jobs: A Zero-Sum Game?

June 11, 2010 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
The extraordinary influx of Chinese clean energy investments into the United States and the torrid pace at which new generation has been added has led U.S. policymakers to wring their hands in frustration, and some have proposed "Buy American" requirements to counter the trend. But what's really going on in the marketplace? A new study that looks beyond the headline investment figures and finds there to be little zero-sum competition between the two nations and, in fact, the two countries will need to cooperate in many ways in order to meet their respective carbon reduction goals.

Backdraft: The Conflict Potential of Climate Mitigation and Adaptation

June 10, 2010 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Alexander Carius of adelphi, Cleo Paskal of Chatham House, Stacy VanDeveer of the University of New Hampshire, and Geoff Dabelko of ECSP discuss the unintended security consequences of climate mitigation and adaptation policies.

China, Latin America, and the United States: The New Triangle

May 26, 2010 // 8:30am1:00pm
Latin American Program
Panelists explored the China-Latin America relationship, as well as the implications for the United States of China's growing economic and political presence in the hemisphere.

China's Growing Quest for Energy and Raw Materials

May 05, 2010 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
China's modernization and new industrial revolution has led to a growing quest for energy and raw materials in Africa, Latin America and Australia, which has intensified over the last decade. The country has been continuously expanding its foreign investment horizons, and has become the world's leading exporter of capital. What are the realities and myths of China's overseas economic activities and how should America respond to China's "Going Global" policy in trade and investment?

Are China's Ancient Philosophers Relevant to China's Modern Rise?

April 26, 2010 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
Ancient thought has gained an increased level of popularity in China in recent years. Yan Xuetong, Director of the Institute of International Studies at Tsinghua University, analyzes the relevance of pre-Qin philosophy for China's modern-day rise in his book, A Comparative Study of Pre-Qin Political Philosophy. At a 26 April, 2010 event, Dr. Yan discussed his views.

Book Launch: Crouching Dragon, Hidden Tiger

March 23, 2010 // 9:30am11:00am
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
The rise of the world's two most populated countries, India and China, is shifting global attention from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Author and journalist Prem Shankar Jha, in his new book, Crouching Dragon, Hidden Tiger, analyzes the Indian and Chinese economic and political systems with any eye to assessing the future development course of these two giants. Watch the launch of this book and read the event summary here!

U.S.-China Cooperation: The Co-benefits of Reducing Black Carbon

March 17, 2010 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
Controlling sources of black carbon can provide important and cost-effective opportunities to pursue public health and climate co-benefits. Three experts analyze the science and politics behind black carbon issues in China.

U.S.-China Partnership for Climate Action

March 11, 2010 // 11:00am1:00pm
China Environment Forum
Speakers introduce their joint work to help promote public-private energy efficiency initiatives and better measurement of greenhouse gas emissions in two of China's most industrialized provinces.

Hidden Waters, Dragons in the Deep

January 20, 2010 // 2:30pm4:00pm
China Environment Forum
China Environment Forum, Western Kentucky University, and Circle of Blue launch a multi-media webpage that puts a human face on the karst water challenges in southwest China.

Northeast Asia on the Path to Copenhagen

November 17, 2009 // 12:30pm4:30pm
Asia Program
The Asia Program and the China Environment Forum host a two-panel event on how nations in northeast Asia are preparing for the UN Conference on Climate Change to take place in December in Copenhagen.