How will deals on trade and climate change, struck during President Obama’s trip to China, affect relations between the United States and China? Susan Shirk of the University of California, San Diego, and author and lawyer Gordon Chang join Gwen Ifill to discuss the significance of the relationship and the pressure on Chinese President Xi Jinping to compromise. Continue reading
Virunga National Park in Eastern Congo is the spectacular home to the only mountain gorillas left on the planet, and many other types of wildlife. A new documentary tells the story of a group of rangers working to protect the park from threats of civil war, poachers and oil exploration. Jeffrey Brown interviews filmmaker Orlando von Einsiedel.
A recent breach by Chinese hackers gave the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration a reason to feel under the weather. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that hackers in China breached the United States’ weather network in late September through a … Continue reading
President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping said Wednesday the two nations had come to an agreement on cutting carbon emissions. Continue reading
In our news wrap Tuesday, the captain of a South Korean ferry that sank in April, killing hundreds of high school students, was sentenced to prison for his gross negligence which led to one of that country’s worst ever maritime disasters. Also, Americans honored servicemen and women in Veterans Day celebrations around the country. Continue reading
While panic over Ebola has mostly faded in the U.S., communities in West Africa are still completely overwhelmed by the deadly epidemic. Alex Thompson of Independent Television News reports from Sierra Leone, visiting a village named Devil Hole where the disease has run rampant. Continue reading
BEIJING — When Xi Jinping took the reins of a booming China two years ago, President Barack Obama saw an opportunity to remake America’s relationship with the Asian power. But even after Obama’s unusually robust efforts to forge personal ties with Xi, the two leaders are meeting in Beijing amid significant tensions, both old and new.
Lee Joon-seok, the captain that abandoned hundreds of passengers aboard a sinking ferry in South Korea, has received a sentence of 36 years in prison. Continue reading
President Obama began a week-long trip to Asia and Australia with hopes of boosting U.S. influence and commercial ties in the region. At the APEC summit, he tried to reassure China that the U.S. welcomes rising Chinese economic prosperity and prominence. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner looks at some of the concerns shadowing the trip. Continue reading