Myanmar is on President Obama's list of countries deserving of direct diplomatic engagement. Many observers are hopeful that the Southeast Asian nation of 48 million people will respond to U.S. overtures and will hold a free and fair election in fall 2010. Joshua of Burma VJ and Suzanne DiMaggio join Martin Savidge to discuss political change in Burma.
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In our broadcast this week, we showed how some Chinese drivers are opting for knockoff electric cars that are non-polluting and cheap -- but the electricity that these vehicles use is generated by coal, which increases air pollution and greenhouse gases. We take a deeper look at China's battle against air pollution, courtesy of the Asia Society's China Green multimedia project.
In China, we meet a modern-day Thomas Edison who helped give birth to the country's "knockoff" electric car industry. Chinese consumers in second-tier cities can't get enough of these small, cheap electric cars that require 6 hours of charging to go 75 miles -- at a maximum of 35 mph. Video journalist Jimmy Wang produced the video for TIME and the Asia Society.
In the final installment of our two-week-long series, "Obama and the World," we focus on China. Adam Segal, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and John Delury, associate director of the Center for U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society, join Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss Sino-American relations and whether China will assume global supremacy.
Although political leaders in China have not reached a consensus about emissions caps, the international community would like to see more concessions. With multimedia content from the Green China project at the Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations, Worldfocus takes a deeper look at both sides of China's role in the climate change debate.
The Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations has been extensively covering China's environmental shift for the China Green project. Worldfocus has selected four multimedia pieces from "Tibetan Plateau in Peril" that address climate change in Tibet, where glacial melting threatens Asia's water supply -- leading to potentially disastrous consequences.
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.
The U.S. and China began two days of high-level meetings in Washington on Monday, with nuclear proliferation and the global economic crisis among the issues on the agenda. Orville Schell of the Asia Society discusses what may come of the dialogue.