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.

California-Jiangsu, MOU on Clean Energy Partnership, June 5, 2017

June 5, 2017
To facilitate the cooperation on research, innovation, and investment in low-carbon development and clean energy resources, the State of Californ

PRC State Council, China’s Nuclear Emergency Preparedness, January 27, 2016

January 27, 2016

This government white paper was issued by the State Council of the People’s Republic of China.

Barack Obama and Xi Jinping, US-China Joint Presidential Statement on Climate Change, Sept. 25, 2015

September 25, 2015

President Barack Obama and Xi Jinping issued a joint announcement on what the U.S. and China will do to support an ambitious agreement at the 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference. They issued this statement in Washington, D.C.

Wilson Center, "A Global Choke Point Report: China's Water-Energy-Food Roadmap," February 18, 2015

February 18, 2015

This bilingual report builds on the China Environment Forum’s (CEF) extensive research in partnership with Circle of Blue, and draws heavily on a weeklong exchange with American and Chinese water, energy, and food experts that took place in China in August 2013.

Barack Obama and Xi Jinping, U.S.-China Joint Presidential Statement on Climate Change, Nov. 12, 2014

November 12, 2014

Meeting in Beijing, Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping made a joint announcement regarding climate change and 2015 U.N. Climate Conference in Paris. The statement was issued in Beijing.

Congressional Research Service, “China and the United States—A Comparison of Green Energy Programs and Policies,” April 30, 2014

April 30, 2014

This CRS article was written by Richard J. Campbell, a specialist in energy policy.

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission , "Hearing: U.S.-China Clean Energy Cooperation: Status, Challenges, and Opportunities (Webcast)," April 25, 2014

April 25, 2014

This hearing was conducted by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on April 25, 2014. The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission was created by the U.S. Congress in 2000 to monitor, investigate, and submit to Congress an annual report on the national security implications of the economic relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic of China.

Deputy Secretary Burns and State Councilor Yang Jiechi, EcoPartnership Signing Ceremony, July 11, 2013

July 11, 2013

On July 11, 2013, Yang Jiechi, State Councilor and special representative of Chinese President Xi Jinping, attended the signing ceremony of China-U.S. EcoPartnership Program in Washington, D.C.

Mikkal E. Herberg on China's Energy Future

June 19, 2013

Mikkal E. Herberg, Research Director of NBR's Energy Security Program, discusses the state of China's energy policy and the changes China needs to make for its future energy security.