Curtis S. Chin

For Curtis S. Chin's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Nov 10, 2014

A world beset by divisions

Whether once divided by physical walls or currently split by political ones, today's leaders in Asia, the U.S. and Europe — including newly elected members of the U.S. Congress — should think about how much has been and can be achieved when the barriers ...

Oct 21, 2014

Alibaba and a missing tale of market reforms

Just eight minutes after Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba made history recently with its blockbuster Initial Public Offering, New York equity markets seemingly hit their peak and have been trending downward ever since. This kind of volatility shows the need for continued capital market reforms.

Aug 15, 2014

Race- and religion-based politics slows Asia's progress

How fitting it would be if, on his next return visit to Asia, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry — on behalf of America's first African-American president — helped to push the region, including China, to move beyond the racial and ethnic stereotypes that ...

Jul 14, 2014

Is new China the old Japan?

Does China risk becoming the Japan of some seven decades past, namely a rising nation that sparks conflict and then war under the guise of "Asia for Asians"?

Jun 1, 2014

Too high a price for Sherpas

The 16 Sherpa lives lost in an avalanche on Everest six weeks ago highlight the growing divide between well-heeled climbing expedition members and the mountaineering guides. Sherpas must re-articulate their concerns and establish a sensible code of operation.

May 12, 2014

ADB could use some 'Abenomics'

As Asia's economic growth continues to drive the global economy, it is time for the Asian Development bank to bid farewell to systems that enable development money to flow without regard to results and impact.