The China deal is exposing Trump's willingness to sacrifice long-standing American ideals for short-term political gain.
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The Asian tiger would be an especially apt model for Kim Jong Un to emulate.
Political infighting and xenophobia doomed the Ming Dynasty's attempts to shore up border security. Sound familiar?
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Donald Trump appears to have an outdated and exaggerated view of how big a role the U.S. plays in the global economy.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.