The audacity of climate cynicism

Editorial The Washington Examiner 11/13/2014

It was Tuesday evening in the United States when President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced their nations had come to a historic agreement on climate change that supposedly represented a “breakthrough.” The United States pledged to reduce its carbon emissions to 25 percent below 2005 levels by 2025. […]

Vladimir Putin Pivots to Asia

Russia’s new energy deal with China undoes the Kissinger-Nixon achievement.

Charles Krauthammer National Review Online 5/22/2014

On Wednesday, it finally happened — the pivot to Asia. No, not the United States. It was Russia that turned East.

In Shanghai, Russian president Vladimir Putin and Chinese president Xi Jinping signed a spectacular energy deal — $400 […]

Xi Assumes China’s Presidency to Cement Transition of Power

Bloomberg News 3/14/2013

Xi Jinping was named China’s president by the national legislature, replacing Hu Jintao in the country’s most rapid formal transfer of power in more than a generation.

Xi, 59, added the largely ceremonial title of president to his portfolio today after taking over the top post in the ruling Communist Party as […]

U.S. intel locked in tense debate over China succession

Bill Gertz Washington Free Beacon via World News Tribune 2/14/2012

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping arrived in Washington on Monday as his future as China’s next supreme leader is the subject of a fierce debate within the U.S. government over whether he is under attack by a hardline nationalist faction within the ruling Communist Party.