Italy and Japan -- opposites attract!
Italy and Japan could (and should) learn a lot from each other, argues Santo Tripodi, an "Italo-Australian" student at Tokyo's Sophia University.
Conflict in the East and South China Seas
This article, I originally wrote some time ago, is worth a read in light the Chinese/Japanese conflicts in the East China Sea
Comparing Australia and Japan
On her first visit to Japan, to study at Tokyo's Sophia University, Australia's Bree Wellington has shared with us her comparison of Australian and Japanese ideology, politics and economics.
Clinton to China, "STOP IT"
"China and Japan are sliding towards war", wrote the Economist magazine on 19 January.
Challenges in Asia and the World: Democracy, Nationalism and Secularism
We are honored that Ambassador Kazuo Kodama, Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the UN, has shared with us his recent speech to the Japan America Society of Southern California.
Singapore wants US to stay in Asia
In a fascinating interview, Singapore Prime Minister LEE Hsien Loong said "We think that it is good that the US presence remains in the region, including the security presence".
Jim Rogers on Asia, Singapore and life
"Jim Rogers makes my head hurt", said Nobel Prize winning economist, Paul Krugman. Mine too. But his heretical thoughts in "Street Smarts" make for great reading.
African growth with Asian characteristics
African governments are now turning instead to Asia as a partner in development, writes Amit Jain.
What Americans Should Know about the US-China Commercial Relationship
Ken Davies has shared with us his assessment of the US-China Business Council's 2013 report on China and the U.S. Economy.
US-China Strategic Distrust
US Senate confirmation hearings for President Obama's foreign policy and security team will focus on Middle East issues, not on the "main game" of China, unfortunately.
The Irascible Mitt Romney on China
For Asia-watchers, no-one could be more exasperating than the irascible Mitt Romney.
Saving America and China
Frank Li, a Chinese American from Chicago, has written a very important book, entitled "Saving America, Chinese Style". It is a stimulating and fascinating read.
Re-shoring - how China is risking its future
Professor Julian Lindley-French has shared with us this fascinating blog post on how China is risking its future.
Obama and Xi, Peace and Prosperity
Barack Obama and Xi Jinping are the right guys to forge a Pax Pacifica, according to Kevin Rudd, the former Australian Prime Minister and Foreign Minister.
From China bashing to China embrace
With electioneering "China bashing" now on the back-burner, the US/China economic relationship will become an increasingly important driver of US economic growth.
Detroit, China, America and the Asian Century
Detroit has filed for bankruptcy. Chinese investors are swooping in on Motown. Is this a symbol of the great power transition of the Asian Century?
China's Nelson Mandela is still in jail
China's Nelson Mandela is still in jail, or exile, or soon to be so. Although we do not yet know who he or she is, that person could also change the shape of the world.
China and the TPP
China has not been invited to participate in the negotiation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. Why?
BRICS, still an acronym, not yet a reality
Emanuele Schibotto provides us with an insightful and critical perspective on the concept of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa).
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