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    China More Powerful than the United States?

    A recent Pew Research survey included a bizarre result: 44 percent of Americans believed China was the world’s top economic power, against only 27 percent picking the United States. Tough times have made people pessimistic and the media has picked up that pessimism and run, to the point of saying … More

    Morning Bell: The Copenhagen Climate Comedy

    Imagine an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting where all the members showed up drunk and with extra cases of wine, beer, and booze to keep them happy. Now imagine that that same group of drunks was empowered to make trillions of dollars worth of economic decisions for everybody in the world. This … More

    No India Ink on a Copenhagen Climate Treaty

    Leaders from different longitudes and latitudes will make the trip to Copenhagen for the climate change summit from December 7th through the 18th, but many of them are coming empty-handed. The latest comes from India’s Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh who won’t be bringing his treaty-signing pen, “There is no question … More

    Reality Check on China

    Q: As we get closer to the United Nation’s conference on climate change in Copenhagen and nations begin setting their agendas, are their goals realistic? Last week, the U.S. and China each announced their emissions target goals. Are they big enough? Throughout the global warming debate, there have always been … More

    China’s Carbon Targets Purely for Show

    Dog and Pony Show: An elaborate presentation orchestrated to gain approval, as for a policy or product. See also: China’s carbon dioxide emission cuts. One day after President Obama announced he’d make a trip to the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference in December with a pledge to cut our nation’s greenhouse … More

    FYI American Media: China Is 30 Years Behind

    President Obama didn’t accomplish much on his Asia trip. He has the media covering for him, though. They’re not praising him, they’re making bigger errors than he did, especially on the U.S. and China. Tough times have made people pessimistic about America’s future, and with good reason. Elements of the … More

    Obama's Taiwan Blunder Is Fool's Gold For China

    President Obama hosted a “townhall” meeting in Shanghai, accepting questions from his Chinese audience. One questioner gave Obama the opening to discuss the prospect of arms sales to Taiwan, an issue that is sure to arise when the President meets with Hu Jintao in Beijing. Unfortunately, rather than forthrightly stating … More

    Heritage Mourns Loss of Ambassador James R. Lilley

    Heritage Foundation President Edwin Feulner issued the following statement on the death of James R. Lilley: “Jim Lilley was a giant in the China policy world. Both the experts who worked with him, and the amateurs, like me, who learned so much from him over the decades, have stood in … More

    President Obama’s Trade Failure

    There is a consensus, spanning the Democratic and Republican parties, our Asia-Pacific trade partners, and those interested around the world that President Obama is heading to Asia with one hand tied behind is back. The reason is his failure to develop and present a clear, coherent trade policy. Economics is … More

    Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble

    Confusing times lead to conflicting concerns. Worries over current deflation run into worries about explosive inflation down the road and now there are growing worries over another global asset price bubble. All of these worries are valid, but the possible return of the asset price bubble is the newest and … More