Hu Jintao

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?

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?