How “Next Generation Public Diplomacy” Will Build US-China Trust: New Report by USC Annenberg and Peking University

The United States and China are more closely connected than ever before, but surveys show that trust between the two countries has declined in the last three years. At a time when global collaborations are crucial for tackling issues like climate change, how can the US and China build trust despite differences in values, politics, and communication styles? The Millenials offer hope: "While majorities of Americans and Chinese see the other country in a negative light, half of those under age 30 have a favorable impression of the other country," states the report just released by the USC Annenberg School…

Schell in Bloomberg – Hu Jintao

"It's not that the relationship is terrible," said Orville Schell, CCLP Senior Fellow. "It's that it has a funny way of declining in between the re- declaration of vows that goes on at each presidential meeting." Schell was referring to the recent meeting of President Barrack Obama and Chinese leader Hu Jintao in an article published on Bloomberg News….

Filmmaker David Breashears: Climate Change Evident Even on Everest

Few things come as a surprise to experienced climbers, who must constantly be ready for treacherous terrain or life-or-death changes in the weather. But, when mountaineer and Mt. Everest expert David Breashears first compared his high resolution photographs of the Himalayas with the first Everest photographs taken by George Mallory in 1921, he was floored by the surprising differences. "I never expected to see climate change at the roof of the world," Breashears recalled. "These glaciers were immutable, the first explorers thought. We all thought they would be here forever, and now we are seeing glaciers sublimate. They are literally…