Christopher Bodeen

For Christopher Bodeen's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

South China Sea ruling has so far fueled tensions: analysts

Jul 24, 2016

South China Sea ruling has so far fueled tensions: analysts

It’s a ruling that China cannot accept, and one that the Philippines must. An international arbitration panel’s decision on the contested waters of the South China Sea so far is fueling regional tensions rather than tamping them down. Since the July 12 decision, China ...

China's legislature has become a venue for the super-rich

Mar 6, 2016

China's legislature has become a venue for the super-rich

China’s take on parliamentary democracy kicked off its annual session Saturday to address national priorities at a time of slowing economic growth. Unlike legislatures elsewhere, China’s does little in the way of legislating, is carefully stage-managed and allows no foreign leader to address it. ...