Alex VanNess

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upper hand: Russian President Vladimir Putin (center) signed a natural gas agreement with Chinese President Xi Jinping, but President Obama is still working on a deal. (RIA Novosti via Associated Press)

Recently, at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Beijing, dignitaries from around the world gathered to promote greater economic cooperation. At APEC, the United States and China finalized a new deal that would limit greenhouse gas emissions. President Obama hailed the agreement as a “milestone in the U.S.-China relationship”.

But is this the flowering of a renewed relationship?

The climate deal itself places China at an advantage. The U.S. has agreed to double the pace of its carbon-dioxide reductions after 2020 and set new targets for reducing overall greenhouse gas emissions by 26% to 28% by 2025. However, China did not commit to cut emissions by any specific amount, giving merely a vague promise to set a peak in emissions by 2030.…  Seguir leyendo »