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For John Lee's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Mar 2, 2013

Beware a revanchist China

In a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington on Feb. 22, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe informed the audience of officials, experts and journalists that Japan is “back” and will not stand down in its ongoing sovereignty dispute with China ...

Jan 10, 2010

Expecting an unbound generation of leaders

SYDNEY — The appointment of five provincial-level Chinese Communist Party chiefs in early December is a reminder that the ascension of China’s next generation of leaders, who will take power in 2012, may be the most significant development in Chinese politics since the reign ...

Mar 3, 2009

Clinton's mistake on tour was to skip India

SYDNEY — There was excitement throughout Asia last month when Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton chose the continent for her maiden international voyage in her capacity as America’s top diplomat, bypassing the more traditional choices of Europe or the Middle East. This showed ...