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Environment

Donald Trump sees the future in coal. China sees the future in renewables. Who’s making the safer bet?

China says it'll invest an additional $361 billion in renewable energy projects by 2020, and in the process create 13 million new jobs. The move's in sharp contrast to Donald Trump's promise to reinvigorate the coal industry in the US. Mary Kay Magistad of The World's "Whose Century Is It?" podcast says China seems to have a clearer vision of the future.

Belief

Daoism gains a foothold, again, in China

A more prosperous China is getting more interested in wellness — and Daoist temples are offering courses on nutrition, health, meditation and tai chi. Government money is pouring into temples as Beijing has said nice things about Daoism, says journalist and author Ian Johnson.

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Global Politics

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping kicks off U.S tour

In a trip that's as much about Xi Jinping reconnecting with a country he visited in the 1980s as it is about a foreign country assessing him, the Chinese vice president, and presumptive next-in-line to be the nation's top leader, is kicking off a U.S. trip that will take him from the halls of power of Washington, D.C., to a farm in Iowa.