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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Forecasting China | Gordon Orr- McKinsey & Company

English: The People's Republic of China (green...

English: The People’s Republic of China (green) and its claimed territory (lighter green). Русский: Китайская Народная Республика (зелёный). ‪中文(简体)‬: 中华人民共和国(深绿色)及其宣称拥有主权的地区(浅绿色)。 ‪中文(繁體)‬: 中華人民共和國(深綠色)及其宣稱擁有主權的地區(淺綠色)。 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an excellent, MUST READ article by Gordon Orr, published by McKinsey & Company. Check it out! 

via Forecasting China | Gordon Orr- McKinsey & Company.

This article demonstrates the challenges of forecasting in China. Now we also have the policy shift in China as it becomes a more consumer oriented society. Personally, I am optimistic on the likelihood of a soft landing in China but it might be bumpy. It’s also  worth keeping a close outlook on China for global growth.

Any thoughts?

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