The idea of promoting trans-frontier economic cooperation as a complement to the maintenance of peace and tranquillity on the border has begun to gain some traction in both Delhi and Beijing during the last few years.
A U.S. withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership would not only sink the ambitious free trade agreement, it could sink America’s reputation in the Asia-Pacific.
Much of China’s explosive debt growth has been driven by the development of a private land market over the past decade, making the surge in debt a sign of financial deepening rather than instability.
As the world prepares to mark the anniversaries of the First and Second World War, the two great wars have acquired a peculiar political resonance in East Asia.
The Korean Peninsula is an increasingly dangerous, unstable place, and more provocations from Pyongyang are likely. It is time for responsible officials to show initiative.
Senator Max Baucus’s experience in the U.S. Congress could help him have a lasting impact on U.S.-China relations.
Although China and the United States are strategic competitors, there are common interests, complementary interests and, of course, conflicting interests between them.
While Myanmar’s democratic reforms may appear to signal a move toward the West, their success will in fact depend on Chinese economic engagement—a point that democracy activists should not overlook.
China is poised to become a major strategic rival to the United States.
Revised U.S.-Japan defense guidelines should incorporate a front office/back office concept that keeps the overall division of labor intact but with deeper integration in certain support functions.
There is a growing imperative for the United States and China to manage their inevitable disagreements and competition while deepening cooperation on common global challenges.
As the United States and China engage in a new type of great-power relations, the primary challenge is the reality that the two countries are still competitors.
Arguing that China’s deposit interest rate is too low leads to a misplaced emphasis on liberalizing interest rates: the real priorities are capital deepening and regulatory reform.
Since Chinese President Xi Jinping came into office, he has recognized that the success of his domestic agenda depends on the efficacy of China’s regional diplomacy to create a more welcoming environment.
The reforms proposed at the Third Plenum, if implemented, will remedy the imbalances that have made China’s economic growth unsustainable, but doing so will imply a shard drop in growth.
It will take time and hard work to dispel the mistrust which currently characterizes U.S.-China relations.
After decades of pacifism and strategic marginalisation, Japan is now shaking up the region’s geopolitics by responding vigorously to China’s rise.
As China seeks a more balanced diplomatic approach after decades of enhanced exchanges with Western powers, it should pay more attention to its Asian neighbors.
China’s radical economic reforms could bring new prosperity to hundreds of millions—if Xi Jinping can successfully navigate the bumps ahead.
The year ahead will be volatile for Asia. Can countries in the region continue to prosper and keep disputes in check while China vigorously reforms and North Korea provokes its neighbors?