What is the long-term future of the U.S.-China relationship?
While the United States and Japan share perceptions toward an increasingly assertive China, U.S.-Japan policy coordination vis-à-vis China is under strain.
Contrary to conventional wisdom, today’s trade surpluses are not the result of exceptional manufacturing efficiency or unusually hard-working and high-saving workforces.
It is easy to dismiss “acquisition” as a euphemism for theft, but in reality, trade, foreign investment, licensing, imitation,and, yes, theft have all contributed to China’s technological progress.
Trinh Nguyen will discuss the diverse coping strategies of economies outside of China in emerging Asia as they navigate U.S.-China competition and regional and global headwinds.
Trump has prosecuted a costly trade war against Beijing but for China, Trump’s weaknesses are more important than his bluster.
Washington and Tokyo should continue to consult with each other to ensure that trade frictions with China do not disrupt their economic relationship.
Despite being bound by a number of linguistic, cultural, economic, and philosophical ties, the relationship between China and Japan has often been defined by mutual suspicion and even conflict, which has left deep and persistent scars that continue to challenge bilateral relations.
For years, China has experienced blistering growth. Driven by an investment-heavy economic model, this growth has limited household income while subsidizing business.
As President Joko Widodo looks ahead to his second-term inaugural next month, huge challenges lie ahead and some contradictions remain unresolved, including latent social cleavages, the evolving role of Islam in political life, and tough economic choices.