Political infighting and xenophobia doomed the Ming Dynasty's attempts to shore up border security. Sound familiar?
For Michael Schuman's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Many of the reforms demanded by the U.S. would help the Chinese economy.
American companies could face a popular backlash in the world's biggest market.
Tough U.S. measures allow the Chinese leader to be the economic nationalist he wants to be.
Donald Trump appears to have an outdated and exaggerated view of how big a role the U.S. plays in the global economy.
After five years of unprecedented stimulus, BOJ Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda should recognize reality.
The key for most successful strongmen is sound economic guidance.
Countries hoping to revive their manufacturing sectors should look east for answers.
What was missed on Trump's trip to China was an opportunity for the world's two most powerful men to tackle some big decisions on issues that could shape not just the future of the U.S.-China relationship, but the growth prospects and competitiveness of both ...
Trump wants the U.S. to be a superpower without making the sacrifices that requires.