Thomas Gold discusses how microcredit programs are changing lives in rural China and how the internet is linking donors with loan recipients.
Powerful domestic forces will limit the sorts of compromises Beijing's leaders can reach with Western countries.
China's has more than 350 million smokers and they consume 37% of the world's cigarettes; the challenges are immense, but progress is being made.
How large and significant are China's activities in Africa? Which of Africa's 53 countries are China's biggest aid and investment targets? What are the implications of these efforts for China and for Africa?
Presentation by the Council on Foreign Relations scholar looks at the range of environmental challenges in China, governmental and non-governmental responses, and the potential for multilateral cooperation to address problems.
Professor Thomas Christensen's (Princeton University) keynote address at the USCI "Making of U.S.-China Policy" conference at USC on October 13, 2008.