Analysts are increasingly skeptical that China’s very high reported GDP growth rate provides a meaningful picture of the economy’s health. There are, however, at least three very different ways that reported GDP can fail to reflect the underlying economy.
A bilateral group of scholars and former defense officials will assess Japan’s policy priorities and defense capabilities through the lens of its newly revised guidelines and Mid-Term Defense Plan.
Will South Korea’s president be able to create peace with his quarrelsome northern neighbor, or will he stumble over economic weaknesses at home?
In the Balkans, just outside the EU, China is enjoying a different experience. Serbia claims to have become one of China’s best friends in Europe.
While the United States has unyieldingly focused on making progress toward denuclearization in North Korea, South Korean President Moon Jae in’s first priority is to ensure that the peace process continues.
The U.S.-South Korean-Japanese trilateral relationship is more salient than ever in the aftermath of the accelerated nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
Trump is fixated on the United States’ bilateral trade deficit with China, but the United States–China impasse comes from much deeper differences in perceptions.
Both the United States and Japan take pride in their robust scientific research communities’ contributions. However, both governments are challenged to rethink their approaches to science and technology policy and set agendas that encourage innovation toward solving big social problems.
As Washington waits to see what Beijing has to offer and Beijing waits to see what Washington wants, a prolonged stalemate is a more likely outcome.
Chinese sources are consistent in their criticism of a fundamental shift in Washington’s policy and rhetoric on China toward greater hostility. However, both authoritative and non-authoritative also point out the need for restraint, dialogue, and cooperation in handling U.S.-China relations.
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