China's BO Xilai affair
The BO Xilai affair is China's biggest scandal since Tiananmen Square. But our Paris-based China watcher, Frederic Langer, argues that the West cannot wash its hands of BO's judiciary troubles.
China and the TPP
China has not been invited to participate in the negotiation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. Why?
China and Russia -- global strategic threats
Russia and China are the chief strategic threats to the moral and political commitments of liberal democracies, argues Michael Ignatieff.
China -- rotten at the top
The revelations of the ill-gotten wealth of Wen Jiaobao's family is just the latest evidence that China is rotten at the top -- including at the top of China's new leadership. What does it mean?
Challenges for China's President Xi
On 8 November, Xi Jinping will be appointed President of China at the Communist Party's 18th Congress. This should offer hopes of a new phase in China's economic reform. However, ...
Canadian business advances into China
China is a notoriously difficult place for doing business. But Canadian business is advancing nicely into China, according to a report by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.
Can Australia compete with China?
Can Australia and other Western countries compete with China in the Asian Century?
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).
Ai Weiwei sculptures in Toronto
The exhibition of Ai Weiwei's sculptures in Toronto's Nathan Phillips Square is the highlight of the city's summer cultural season.
Tokyo's stock market
Tokyo's stock market has taken off this year, apparently boosted by "Abenomics" and the decision to hold the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. How long will the party last?
Asia's democratic future
Democracy is at the heart of development. But democracy only has very shallow roots in Asia. Democratic development lags well behind the economy.
Social media and Japan's anti-nuclear movement
Vanessa Vyvial, currently studying at Tokyo's Sophia University, has shared with us this interesting piece on social media and Japan's anti-nuclear movement.
Reflections on Japan
As I was leaving Japan, one year ago, I was interviewed by Emanuele Schibotto* on various aspects of the Japanese economy. The reflections are still very relevant today.
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