November 16, 2009 |
By acknowledging over the weekend that the world would have to wait at least until next year for a legally binding treaty to curb global warming, President Obama and fellow Pacific Rim leaders dramatically lowered expectations for next month's climate negotiations in Copenhagen. Yet, in the process, White House officials and many environmentalists say, the leaders may have boosted the chances for the U.S. Congress to pass landmark limits on greenhouse gas emissions -- and for the world to act in time to stave off the worst projected effects of rising temperatures.
May 8, 1996 |
In one of its final domestic competitions before the Summer Olympics in Atlanta, the U.S. women's volleyball team will host China at 7 tonight in the Bren Center. The match is the first of four between the United States and China. The United States was 4-0 against China last year, including a victory in the round-robin World Cup tournament. China placed third in the tournament to qualify for the Olympics.
January 1, 1989 |
At the time, Republican presidential contender Ronald Reagan called it "a shabby, needless blow." His intra-party rival, George Bush, branded it "an abject American retreat." And then-Sen. John Tower (R-Tex.) termed it "unconscionable." Despite such criticism, 10 years ago today, on Jan. 1, 1979, the Jimmy Carter Administration broke formal U.S. ties with Taiwan and established diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China. "We are recognizing a simple reality," President Carter said.
August 18, 2011 |
Vice President Joe Biden said that the United States and China "hold the key" to the global economy Thursday, the first full day of a visit focused as much on a broader relationship between the two global powers as building a personal relationship with its future leaders. Biden, at the start of a nine-day visit to Asia, said he came with a dual message - that the United States will continue to be "engaged totally" in the world, and that a close partnership with China "is of the utmost importance.
April 20, 1996 |
China on Friday rebuffed the Clinton administration's new initiative for talks on the future of the Korean peninsula by suggesting that the governments in Seoul and Pyongyang will have to work out their own differences before outside powers become involved. Chinese Foreign Minister Qian Qichen also reacted coolly to the upgrading of security ties between the United States and Japan, warning that Washington and Tokyo should not extend their defense cooperation throughout Asia.
June 28, 1998 |
It would have been unimaginable only a few years ago. But President Clinton appears to have moved American foreign policy into a close alignment with China, ending the estrangement that has prevailed since the end of the Cold War. With their second amicable summit meeting in eight months, with a package of deals and a stunningly warm, earthy news conference, Clinton and Chinese President Jiang Zemin have succeeded, at least for now, in forging a new partnership.