2013 california summit

CDT 2013 China News Map

China Digital Times has put together a News Map for major China-related news events in 2013. This is a work in progress and will be updated regularly. Catch up here on the major stories from the first half of the year: View CDT...

10 Questions for Jon Huntsman

As U.S and Chinese leaders began their two-day summit in California last Friday, Obama’s former ambassador to China Jon Huntsman spoke about U.S-China relations with John Harwood at The New York Times. Q. Grade President...

Snowden NSA Leaks Meet Muted Reaction in China

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is reported to have checked out of his Hong Kong hotel and disappeared on Monday, as American authorities prepared charges and an extradition request which may or may not prove successful. Amid...

Obama, Xi Discuss Climate Change and Cybersecurity

As the “casual” California summit between Presidents Xi Jinping and Barack Obama comes to an end, there is little evidence of concrete progress on a range of issues. Hailed as an opportunity for the two leaders to...

Hopes for the 2013 California Summit

Barack Obama and Xi Jinping are meeting today for the first time since the latter became China’s president. Reports say that the meetings, taking place June 7-8 at the Sunnylands estate near Palm Springs, California, will...

CA Summit: Risk and Refuge in Informality

Presidents Xi and Obama will be retreating to the California desert today for their uncharacteristically casual first meeting as political counterparts. With this summit kicking off a week after the 60th anniversary of the...

China Approves Passports for Chen Guangcheng’s Family

China has granted passports to the mother and eldest brother of blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng, according to Reuters: Eldest brother Chen Guangfu said a passport application for him and his mother had unexpectedly been...

Michelle Obama to Sit Out California Summit

With President Xi Jinping’s first bilateral U.S.-China summit set for this weekend, opinions are divided over First Lady Michelle Obama’s decision to stay home for her daughters’ final week of school. The...

Xi, Obama to Shed Script, Neckties at Weekend Summit

As Chinese President Xi Jinping prepares to meet with American counterpart Barack Obama in California this week, The Wall Street Journal’s Jeremy Page and Colleen Nelson report that the summit reflects China’s desire...

Direction of Obama And Xi’s California Talk Unclear

The Obama administration must make stronger efforts not just to “hedge” China but to recognize its core interests while avoiding sensitive issues that fuel resentment, according to a New York Times op-ed by former...

Cybersecurity at Top of Agenda for Xi, Obama Meetings

Ahead of the meeting between Presidents Obama and Xi in California next week, both sides are working to set the agenda not only for the meetings but for the evolving relationship between the two powers. National Security Advisor...



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