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Debating the impact of a new world financial order

Interview

Debating the impact of a new world financial order

Worldfocus regulars Marcus Mabry of The New York Times and Roben Farzad of BusinessWeek join Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss the implications for the Obama administration of the U.S role as a debtor nation to China. They talk about whether the Chinese may influence U.S. policy on issues ranging from Afghanistan to health care because of this new reality.

Posted: November 17, 2009 18:10   Comments: 3
The games they play with children in my war-torn land

Perspectives

The games they play with children in my war-torn land

Nukhbat Malik writes for World Pulse, a Worldfocus partner that features women's voices from around the world. In this entry she describes the chilling experience of meeting children scarred by war in the town of Hasan Abdal in northern Punjab, Pakistan.

Posted: November 17, 2009 14:31   Comments: 1
APEC summit brings Chile-Peru tensions to the fore

Peter Eisner (blog)

APEC summit brings Chile-Peru tensions to the fore

Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner writes about a latent conflict between Chile and Peru that has emerged at the recent Asia-Pacific summit in Singapore. Historically, relations between Chile and Peru have had their ups and downs, and the two countries are currently at odds over an espionage case.

Posted: November 17, 2009 12:35   Comments: 6
U.S. lagging behind in harnessing green energy

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U.S. lagging behind in harnessing green energy

In talks between President Obama and the Chinese president, climate change was high on the agenda. A recent report found that China is the world's leading renewable energy producer. Is the United States lagging too far behind other countries in developing renewable energy sources and businesses?

Posted: November 17, 2009 11:50   Comments: 28
Today: Somalia’s corruption and a lost Nabakov novel

Daily News Brief

Today: Somalia’s corruption and a lost Nabakov novel

Stories from around the world compiled by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: Somalia called the world's most corrupt country; Japan wants to silence noisy South African soccer fans; and the last unfinished novel of Vladimir Nabokov goes on sale in the West.

Posted: November 17, 2009 11:31   Comments: 1
U.S. leader faces profound diplomatic challenges in China

Interview

U.S. leader faces profound diplomatic challenges in China

President Obama's visit to China comes amid that country's growing influence as a key player on the global stage. Daljit Dhaliwal talks about China's new role with Jamie Metzl, executive vice president of the Asia Society. He says that China may emerge as a strategic partner.

Posted: November 16, 2009 14:48   Comments: 2
Authorities filter Obama’s message in China

Hsin-Yin Lee (blog)

Authorities filter Obama’s message in China

Worldfocus contributing blogger Hsin-Yin Lee writes from Taiwan about how the Chinese state-controlled news media limited information about President Obama's visit to China. She argues it exemplifies the problem for Chinese news consumers - even when information gets reported, it lacks much-needed context.

Posted: November 16, 2009 13:24   Comments: 1
On East Asian tour, Obama engages ascendant China

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On East Asian tour, Obama engages ascendant China

U.S. President Barack Obama visited Shanghai to meet with Chinese leaders and hold a town hall meeting with university students. The American leader stressed the interdependence between the U.S. and the Asian giant. Melissa Chan and Steve Chao of Al Jazeera English report.

Posted: November 16, 2009 13:04   Comments: 0
Obama looks to redefine U.S. relationship with China

Nina Hachigian (blog)

Obama looks to redefine U.S. relationship with China

Worldfocus contributing blogger Nina Hachigian writes about the nomenclature of the Obama administration's emerging relationship with China. She argues that using the term "strategic partnership" signals skillful diplomacy for the U.S. as China seeks to renegotiate its role as a major power.

Posted: November 16, 2009 11:44   Comments: 3
Putting profits over people in U.S.-China relations

How You See It

Putting profits over people in U.S.-China relations

In his maiden voyage to East Asia as commander-in-chief, President Obama has emphasized how the U.S. and China need to work together on global issues. Given the importance of the China-U.S. economic relationship, is the United States putting too much emphasis on human rights in China?

Posted: November 16, 2009 10:33   Comments: 32

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