China’s Great Stagnation? – Project Syndicate

Project Syndicate

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Here is a link to a series of excellent articles on China published by Project Syndicate. Check them out!

China’s Great Stagnation? – Project Syndicate.

Personally, I am an optimist with regard to China and believe that the Chinese Government is addressing strategic challenges. However, enormous transformation change will be very bumpy.

I wished that I had the same confidence in Europe‘s leaders dealing effectively with strategic challenges. German Chancellor Angela Merkel‘s  failure to be candid with the German people has caused huge economic damage to Europe.

Any thoughts?

 

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A gaffe-prone Japan is a danger to peace in Asia – Gideon Rachman – FT.com

This article from Gideon Rachman in the FT is AN EXCELLENT READ. Check it out!

A gaffe-prone Japan is a danger to peace in Asia – FT.com.

I have been tracking the news on Japan from the perspective of the Chinese media published in English and must admit that Gideon Rachman has a point.

When I was in China last October, I picked up that the previously very high levels of Chinese tourists has plummeted as a result of the national spats. Also Japanese business interests in China must be anxious.

Personally, I think that the US granting Japan greater military freedom could very easily be misunderstood and lead to greater regional tensions; of course, slower growth rates in Asia are not helping Asian relations.

Any thoughts?

East Asia blank map China/Japan/Korean peninsu...

East Asia blank map China/Japan/Korean peninsula as a SVG file (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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