Apr 4, 2014

Abe's immigrant dream is a wage nightmare

Prime Miniser Shinzo Abe wants to import 200,000 foreign workers a year into Japan to counter the decline in the population. But the gambit might work at cross-purposes with his push to get companies to increase wages.

Apr 1, 2014

Is China losing Taiwan?

Taiwan's president is learning a valuable lesson the hard way: If you want to cozy up to China, it's best not to be too Chinese about it.

Mar 28, 2014

Ulterior motives behind China's anger?

China is doing its best to foster a sense of aggrievement, as if it has been intentionally wronged by this tragic accident. This is part of a broader pattern of exploiting international incidents for domestic gain.

Mar 20, 2014

Recent stimulus setting up debt crisis for China

The idea that China acted in economically rational ways that merit U.S. study and replication, as suggested by two Chinese economists, is just too much. Asia's biggest economy is merely delaying a debt crisis that will be much bigger and more spectacular than it ...