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More China Copenhagen Conspiracy Theories Revealed

The German newspaper Der Spiegel recently released further “insider reports” that China and India “sabotaged” the Copenhagen climate negotiations last December.  This time not only were the reporters “in the room,” as Mark Lynas’s editorial (“How do I know China wrecked the Copenhagen deal? I was in the room”) claimed, but they had audio recordings […]

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Testifying before the USCC

On April 8, I was invited to testify before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) on China’s green energy and environmental policies. The purpose of the USCC is to “monitor, investigate, and submit to Congress an annual report on the national security implications” of the U.S.-China relationship and to “provide recommendations where appropriate, to […]

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China in Copenhagen, Day 10: Of Chickens and Eggs

As we predicted from the beginning, the negotiations in Copenhagen are coming down to two countries that could make or break a deal – China and the United States. As we mentioned in our post on Day 9, the crux of this deadlock seems to be centered around a few critical issues.

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China in Copenhagen, Days 6-8: Who’s REDI for Action?

China in Copenhagen, Days 6-8: Who’s REDI for Action?

By Angel Hsu and Luke Bassett, part of Yale University’s “Team China” blogging live from Copenhagen. This post was originally featured on Green Leap Forward. Today (Day 8), our fingers have finally thawed out after waiting two hours outside the Bella Center (can you spot us in the picture to the right?)- the nexus of […]

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China in Copenhagen Day 4: Back to BASICs!

China in Copenhagen Day 4: Back to BASICs!

By Angel Hsu and Christopher Kieran. This post was originally featured on Green Leap Forward. We spent much of today making sense of the reverberations emanating from Tuvalu’s controversial proposal yesterday and the subsequent stalling of the negotiations. We were able to glean some updates through the plenary sessions, press briefings, and our own interpretation […]

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China in Copenhagen Day 3: It’s getting hot in here – Tuvalu raises the bar, China reacts

China in Copenhagen Day 3: It’s getting hot in here – Tuvalu raises the bar, China reacts

Guest post by Angel Hsu and Christopher Kieran, part of “Team China” tracking the Chinese delegation live from Copenhagen. This post was originally featured on Green Leap Forward. While the drama surrounding the Guardian’s leak of a “secret” Danish negotiating text seems to be fizzling down (see our previous post), this was most likely due […]

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China in Copenhagen Day 2: Danish Distraction; Su Wei Gets Tough on the Developed World

China in Copenhagen Day 2: Danish Distraction; Su Wei Gets Tough on the Developed World

This guest post is by Angel Hsu and Christopher Kieran, both graduate students at Yale University reporting live from Copenhagen exclusively for The Green Leap Forward. The China Information and Communication Center (中国新闻与交流中心) held an unpublicized press briefing featuring Su Wei (pictured center of panel), China’s lead negotiator and Director-General of the NDRC’s Department of […]

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