Asia News

The Power of Japan’s Religious Party

Dec 04, 2014
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s victory in the upcoming December 14 general elections is expected. But the extent of the political foothold of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) will be dependent once again on the support of the Soka Gakkai, the massive Buddhism-based organization that dominates Japan’s religious landscape.

Who Will India Call to Help with Its Energy Crisis: America or Russia?

Dec 04, 2014
"With Putin due in India soon, now is a pivotal moment. Either the United States and India will seize this energy diplomacy opportunity, or India will form closer energy relationships with authoritarian regimes such as Russia," writes Michael Kugelman and Ray Vickery.

Western Competition for Asian Markets is Heating Up

Nov 21, 2014
Wilson Center Public Policy Nicola Casarini authored an opinion piece in The National Interest. The article, entitled “Western Competition for Asian Markets is Heating Up,” discusses the Western pivot to Asia.

CEF director, Jennifer Turner, was interviewed by the KCRW about Sino-US Climate Deal

Nov 18, 2014
The historic deal between the US and China promises to set the most ambitious carbon reduction standards for ever in the world’s two top green house gas emitters. In Beijing, it’s all about keeping the economy up and public discontent down. Jennifer Turner, CEF director was interviewed by KCRW radio program for the program To the Point, talking about reasons for China to make the deal and their chances to realize it.

Save the Date: IFES-WWICS Washington Forum on Korea Friday December 5, 2014

Nov 14, 2014
On Friday, December 5, 2014, the 2014 IFES-WWICS Washington Forum on Korea features discussions on "Marketization, Social Change, and the Impact of the Korean Wave in North Korea", and another panel discussion on the topic "Reporting on North Korea: Challenges, Problems, and Pitfalls".
President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping of China greet children during the State Arrival Welcome Ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 12. White House Official Photo © Pete Souza

Jennifer Turner, Director of CEF interviewed by Circle of Blue

Nov 14, 2014
Dr. Jennifer Turner, Director of China Environment Forum discusses with Circle of Blue the significance of the new water-energy program announced at the APEC meeting.

The Washington Post quotes Dr. Jennifer Turner, CEF Director on the implications of the APEC meeting

Nov 14, 2014
CEF Director, Jennifer Turner was quoted in the Washington Post article "China’s pledge to cut greenhouse gases eliminates excuse for other nations" discussing the broader significance of the APEC agreement for Climate Change negotiations globally.

Could a U.S.-India Climate Deal Be Next?

Nov 12, 2014
"13 of the world’s 20 most polluted cities are in India, with New Delhi at No. 1. Could the U.S. and India reach a climate deal similar to the new U.S.-China deal?" writes Michael Kugelman.

CEF Director Jennifer Turner was Interviewed by Vice News on China’s Air Pollution from Coal-burning

Nov 11, 2014
CEF Director, Jennifer Turner was quoted in a Vice News report on coal burning’s impacts on public health in China. Turner emphasized the coal-water choke points in the world’s second largest economy and that a quarter of China's electricity, mainly generated by coal, goes to making products for export.

President Obama’s China Trip: A Preview of What to Expect

Nov 05, 2014
A range of issues and events in Europe and the Middle East have prevented the Obama Administration from fully committing to its proposed “rebalance” to the Asia-Pacific region. But beginning next week when he travels to the region, the President will have another opportunity to put relations with China and other regional partners in the spotlight. Kissinger Institute Director Robert Daly provides a preview of the trip in this edition of Wilson Center NOW.