Orville Schell

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Can the U.S. and China Get Along

For longtime observers of China, the last two years have been unsettling. Under Xi Jinping the Chinese Communist Party has made it more difficult than ever to hope that the People’s Republic is still dedicated to the agenda of “reform and opening up” that was the mantra of the Deng Xiaoping era. Instead, Beijing has served up a neo-Maoist cocktail of autocracy within and truculence without.

Despite meetings between Presidents Xi and Obama, and a yearly Strategic and Economic Dialogue, the level of discouragement and pessimism, especially among China specialists, about the future of Chinese-American relations is at its highest since the bloodshed of 1989.…  Seguir leyendo »

Las cataratas de Huangguoshu, en la provincia Guizhou de la China sudoccidental, son un espectáculo magnífico, cuando hay agua. Son las mayores de Asia y caen por un acantilado de más de 70 metros de altura con una exhibición de espuma, rocío y arcos iris. Lamentablemente, esa maravilla de la naturaleza ha sufrido recientemente una indignidad. Todas las noches, se corta su curso, como si fueran una fuente de un jardín. Esa parte de la China sudoccidental, conocida por sus abundantes precipitaciones, montañas, ríos y cuevas subterráneas y flora tropical, ha padecido recientemente una sequía que, dicen, es la peor desde la dinastía Ming.…  Seguir leyendo »

Speaking this week at the United Nations, President Hu Jintao of China declared that his country “fully appreciates the importance and urgency of addressing climate change.” As well it should. China is beginning to realize that it has a lot to lose from the carbon dioxide that the world so blithely emits into the earth’s atmosphere.

Mr. Hu’s words made me think back to a day not long ago when I found myself on a platform 14,000 feet above sea level, surrounded by throngs of Chinese tourists in colorful parkas. A chairlift had brought us that much closer to the jagged peaks of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and the glacier that cascades down its flank.…  Seguir leyendo »