climate change

John Kerry and Xie Zhenhua, Sunnylands Statement on Enhancing Cooperation to Address the Climate Crisis, Nov. 14, 2023

John Kerry and Xie Zhenhua meet in Beijing in July 2023.
November 14, 2023

Photos: Above - John Kerry and Xie Zhenhua meet in Beijing on July 17, 2023.

California Counts

California Governor Gavin Newsom visiting the Great Wall during an official visit to China, October 2023. Credit: Office of the Governor.
November 12, 2023

California plays an outsized role in the multidimensional U.S.-China relationship.

Memorandum of China and California, Understanding on Enhancing Cooperation on Strengthening Low-Carbon Development and a Green Transition, Oct. 25, 2023

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signs MOU with Zheng Shanjie, head of the National Development and Reform Commission.
October 25, 2023

The MOU between China's National Development and Reform Commission and the State of California builds on earlier agreements. Governor Gavin Newsom signed for California and Zheng Shanjie 郑栅洁, Chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission 国家发展和改革委员会.

Heat and US-China Relations

U.S. climate envoy John Kerry meets with China's represent Xie Zhenhua in Beijing in 2023. Image provided by US State Department.
July 20, 2023

US-China climate talks heat up as they aim for carbon neutrality, but emissions remain high, with extreme weather events looming.

Looking at China and the Global Environment

April 25, 2022

Select USCI resources relating to environmental issues in China:

Clearing the air

Los Angeles and Shanghai smoggy skylines, 2020-2021, Creative Commons license
April 22, 2022, along with purifying water and soil, a pressing issue for China and the United States.

China and India: Partners and Rivals

Economist 2010 predicting Indian growth to outpace China's.
April 18, 2022

They partner to sell Land Rovers, but fret about shipping lanes, energy supplies and pollution. Where do China and India collaborate and where do they compete?

China and California Plan to Cooperate in Battling Climate Change, September 13, 2013

September 13, 2013

Memorandum of Understanding signed in San Francisco by China's National Development and Reform Commission Vice Chair Xie Zhenhua and California Governor Jerry Brown.