Andrew Sheng

For Andrew Sheng's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

The circular economy grows up

Commentary / World Aug 3, 2021

The circular economy grows up

If we do not abandon the “take-make-waste” consumption pattern by 2050, we will need the equivalent of almost three Earths to provide enough natural resources to sustain current lifestyles.

Accommodating China is unavoidable

Commentary / World Jun 24, 2021

Accommodating China is unavoidable

In today’s world, attempting to “contain and confront” those with different values or systems, rather than negotiating a new global compact that accommodates them, is a recipe for conflict.

Division or dialogue with China?

Commentary / World Nov 29, 2020

Division or dialogue with China?

Less chaotic does not necessarily mean less confrontational: Biden has called Chinese President Xi Jinping a “thug” and pledged to “pressure, isolate and punish China.”