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Congress' Lame Duck Agenda, U.S.-China Climate Deal, Looking to 2016

November 14, 2014
Congress' Lame Duck Agenda, U.S.-China Climate Deal, Looking to 2016
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Could the climate deal be a turning point for improved U.S.-China relations?

November 13, 2014
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.
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In Climate Deal With China, Obama May Set 2016 Theme

November 13, 2014
Coral Davenport | The New York Times
President Obama’s landmark agreement with China to cut greenhouse gas pollution is a bet by the president and Democrats that on the issue of climate change, American voters are far ahead of Washington’s warring factions and that the environment will be a winning cause in the 2016 presidential campaign.
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Obama, Chinese president agree to landmark climate deal

November 12, 2014
Christi Parsons, Julie Makinen, Neela Banerjee | Tribune Newspapers
Reflecting the urgency and scale scientists have called for to cope with climate change, the U.S. and Chinese presidents laid out ambitious new targets Wednesday to cut pollution in a deal that negotiators hope will inspire similarly dramatic commitments from other countries.
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Why the U.S. can’t ignore or alienate the rising power of China

November 11, 2014
The U.S. relationship with China is critical to existential issues like economic stability and climate change. But that comes with significant concerns, like cyber-security and human rights. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the dilemmas and opportunities of securing greater diplomatic and economic ties between the U.S. and China.
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Obama, Putin exchange little more than pleasantries in China

November 11, 2014
Christi Parsons | Tribune Newspapers
President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin came to agreement on Tuesday – that the soaring cloisonne ceilings and elaborately carved teak wood at the Yanqi Lake conference center here were really quite nice.
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Chinese Hackers Pursue Key Data on U.S. Workers

July 10, 2014
David Sanger, Michael S. Schmidt, Nicole Perlroth | The New York Times
Chinese hackers in March broke into the computer networks of the United States government agency that houses the personal information of all federal employees, according to senior American officials. They appeared to be targeting the files on tens of thousands of employees who have applied for top-secret security clearances.
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What Obama didn't explain in his foreign policy speech at West Point

May 29, 2014
Doyle McManus | Los Angeles Times
President Obama’s foreign policy speech at West Point on Wednesday didn’t break any new ground, not even rhetorically. But it wasn’t intended to. It was meant as a rebuttal, an answer to critics who have harried Obama for months complaining that America’s adversaries (Russia, China and Syria, for example) are pursuing their goals with more success than the United States has found in stopping them
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China and the U.S.: Who's spying on whom?

May 22, 2014
David Sanger | The New York Times
The Chinese state-controlled press is having a field day with U.S. Justice Department indictments claiming the Chinese army is spying on American companies. They have been leveling counter-charges that the NSA is doing the same thing to Chinese companies. Who’s to blame all depends on which side you’re on, says David Sanger, the National Security Correspondent for the New York Times.
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