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Adam Minter
For Adam Minter's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 21, 2016
Where to find China's latest crop of shoppers
China's vast number of rural consumers are starting to make themselves felt in the realm of e-commerce.
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 13, 2016
Win or lose, Taiwan's women gain a victory
If Tsai Ing-wen is elected Taiwan's next president as expected, the achievement will stand in stark contrast with how the Chinese Communist Party keeps women out of its top posts.
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 14, 2015
To see the future of electric cars, look to China
The real action on electric vehicles is happening in China, where smoggy skies and government subsidies are creating the perfect conditions for them to thrive.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 24, 2015
How China can prevent the antibiotic apocalypse
China's millions of farmers are notorious for pumping their livestock full of antibiotics, a practice that is fueling the rise of bacteria resistant to some of the world's most powerful 'last resort' antibiotics.
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 15, 2015
Wrong way for China's airline industry to take off
China's first indigenously designed passenger jet should serve as a lesson that bottomless funding, a will to succeed and a large domestic market are not enough to create innovative products.
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 10, 2015
Big science now faces big problems in China
Under the government's heavy hand, the Chinese scientific establishment has long suffered from cronyism, corruption and pervasive fraud.
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 6, 2015
Beijing needs to start talking about sex now
With China ending its one-child policy, the government needs to prepare for broad public health consequences.
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 31, 2015
China's two-child policy is too little, too late
Rather than worrying about the birthrate to meet its future labor needs, China should be focusing on bringing in migrant workers, especially from South Asia.
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 18, 2015
Only India and China can end Asia's haze
Making sustainably produced palm oil more affordable for consumers in India and China is key to clearing Southeast Asia's smoggy skies.
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 21, 2015
Hey Xi, try this on your U.S. trip: visit Detroit
Chinese investment is playing a significant part in protecting Detroit from a return to the crumbling urban disaster of recent headlines.
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 18, 2015
Putting Chinese medicine to the scientific test
Western doctors, elite medical institutions and pharmaceutical companies are starting to put traditional Chinese medicine to the scientific test.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 11, 2015
Garbage imperialism? Nope, all trash is local
The developed world is doing better about handling its electronic waste, but a crisis is looming in developing nations as gadgets become more affordable.
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 10, 2015
China's retro in vitro rules spark debate
In China, where tradional family values still rein supreme, unmarried women are not permitted to undergo in vitro fertilization. But voices for change are growing louder.
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 4, 2015
Beijing 2022, the surprisingly green Olympics
Beijing stands as the torch-bearer for a new kind of Olympics that are designed to have a minimal impact on their environment.
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 3, 2015
What would Confucius say about gay marriage?
The U.S. ruling on same-sex marriage has sparked a national discussion on gay rights in China, and the tone, surprisingly, has been generally welcoming.
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 27, 2015
Chinese companies with no heir apparent
Wang Jianlin, chairman of Dalian Wanda Group and China's richest man, has just one child, 27-year-old Wang Sicong. That would seem to make the question of succession at the privately held Wanda a simple matter.
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 22, 2015
China's answer to Europe's needs
Europe would do well to remember that China's investments are a cumulative means to a geopolitical end — one at odds with some of the West's own principles.
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 13, 2015
China's boom in old-fashioned business
There's a reason direct sales have found fertile ground in China: Trust is still a relatively scarce commodity in the country's business world.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 2, 2015
China shows how to crack down on soccer
China's experience with its soccer federation shows that eliminating corruption from a sporting organization requires more than knocking off that organization's leadership.
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 25, 2015
China's growing breastfeeding problem
This past week, Beijing announced that it was considering a ban on infant milk formula advertising in hopes of changing the country's dire nursing statistics.

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