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Commentary / World Dec 5, 2011

China: soft or crash landing?

Economists who believe that China can come to the rescue of an increasingly troubled global economy are now in a decided minority, with questions increasingly being asked whether China can save itself: Will China's economy achieve a soft landing, a hard landing or even ...

Editorials Oct 22, 2011

A business-like summit

Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda on Oct. 19 met with South Korean President Lee Myung Bak in Seoul at the Blue House. By choosing South Korea as the first country to visit as prime minister for a bilateral diplomatic meeting, Mr. Noda signaled to Seoul ...

Editorials Oct 28, 2010

India, Japan lift economic ties

Prime Minister Naoto Kan and visiting Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh agreed Monday to activate a comprehensive economic partnership. If the CEPA goes into effect, probably next year, it will accelerate Japan's exports to and investment in India and thus raise bilateral economic relations ...

Editorials Jul 17, 2010

A Cold War redux

Cold War buffs slipped into nostalgia last week as the United States and Russia swapped spies. For some, the hasty exchange of 10 Russian "sleepers" convicted in the U.S. for four men held as spies in Russian jails seemed too familiar, prompting speculation that ...