Christopher Bodeen

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

Pop stars, diplomacy victims of cooling China-Korea ties

Aug 10, 2016

Pop stars, diplomacy victims of cooling China-Korea ties

Growing Chinese anger at South Korea over a U.S. anti-missile defense system bodes ill for everything from pop star appearances to United Nations action against North Korea’s nuclear and missile threats. South Korea’s mighty entertainment sector has been on edge since Beijing criticized Seoul’s ...

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. ...