On Wednesday night of July 27th, Vice President Joe Biden delivered the best (and hopefully not last) speech he’s ever presented to a large Democratic audience. With his undeniable passion, strength and motivation, he once again showed us why he was the perfect running mate for President Obama and a great Vice President for the United States of America. In contrast to President Obama’s elegantly rational address, Vice President Biden’s speech was one heavily tainted with fierce passion and patriotism. His oration strayed from the conventional restrictions of typical political statements and instead became an utterance from the bottom...Read More
The opening night of one of the most historic Democratic National Conventions in American history had a controversial diversity of peaks and valleys. With the previous leak of DNC committee emails that indicated an unfair preference of Hillary Clinton over her competitor during the primaries, Bernie supporters broke out in frustrated outrage during the early moments of the convention, even chanting that it was either “Bernie or Bust” despite Sanders’ desperate pleas for them to be supportive of the Democratic nominee. Nevertheless, the one impassioned speech that stole the night undoubtedly belonged to our First Lady, Michelle Obama. Mrs....Read More
July 26th, 2016 was a historic day for an exciting reason. On this day, the Democratic Party nominated Hillary Clinton to represent them as their presidential candidate, making history by breaking the highest and toughest glass ceiling America has ever known. Interestingly, Hillary Clinton is not only a fiercely successful politician herself, but is also married to one of the greatest presidents in modern history. Tonight, Bill Clinton showed us that he is prepared to make the transition from a powerful politician to the man behind the scenes, fully embracing his potential new role as First Gentleman. “In the...Read More
When one thinks of the great commander-in-chief of a great country, one usually assumes that their power is but temporary and will die off once it officially expires. Hence, the public often displays doubts about the dealings of the White House and becomes greatly concerned that the ultimate ambition of the Potus is not to make America great, but instead to advance himself. However, it is extremely difficult to maintain those beliefs when we realize that the person we judge so rashly never stopped fighting for the betterment of their country, even when he can no longer benefit greatly...Read More
On June 16, 2016, President Jimmy Carter and Consul General Li Qiangmin of the Chinese Consulate in Houston met in President Carter’s office at The Carter Center to discuss recent events in U.S.-China relations and future collaboration in Africa. CG Li thanked President Carter for being the grandfather of U.S.-China Relations, and President Carter responded by saying that he hopes The Carter Center will continue to fulfill that role. President Carter discussed with CG Li the Center’s interest in working to establish more areas of U.S.-China collaboration in Africa. In the past, U.S.-China collaboration in Africa has been limited...Read More
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SR: The Week’s China Reads
Every week, China Program’s Senior Advisor Dr. Robert A. Kapp compiles a reading list and provides commentary, for you to better understand China.
Robert A. Kapp is senior advisor to the China Program at the Carter Center. He has been principal of Robert A. Kapp and Associates, a business consulting firm, since 2004. From 1994 through 2004 he served as President of the United States-China Business Council…