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Conflict & Justice

Obama's style in China

President Barack Obama has told students in Shanghai that certain freedoms were universal. It's not what the Chinese are used to hearing from their own president, Hu Jintao. Mary Kay Magistad looks at the contrasting styles of Hu and Obama.

Global Politics

Climate: getting concrete in Beijing

On Tuesday, President Obama and his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao agreed to cooperate on climate change and other important matters. Anchor Jeb Sharp talks with David Biello, the associate editor for environment and energy at Scientific American magazine.

Conflict & Justice

US vs. China: a climate showdown

Today, at a one-day U.N. summit, President Obama will talk face-to-face with Chinese President Hu Jintao. The two aim to get beyond roiling trade disputes to attempt an agreement on global warming legislation. What factors are separating these two?

Global Politics

China's change on climate

Chinese president Hu Jintao told the U.N. that climate change 'has a profound impact on the survival and development of mankind,' but stopped short of offering specifics on his country's problem-solving plans. Is this speech still a big deal?