Chinese journalists and diplomats increasingly act as enforcers of rampant displays of Chinese nationalism abroad.
For Philip Bowring's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Asian nations must worry that Myanmar's moves against the Rohingyas won't start untangling all colonial-era boundaries, however illogical in terms of ethnic or religious issues those may have been.
There's a strong suspicion that Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is using Mindanao as the thin edge of a wedge for the broader application of martial law.
The Phillipines' new president, not Vladimir Putin, is the international leader closest to Trump's heart and mind.
The U.S. generally fails to give due importance to the largest nation in Southeast Asia, but taking Indonesia seriously is at least as logical and consequential as taking Japan seriously.