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INITIATIVE

Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 7, 2021
China throws down the gauntlet on development aid
The West canu2019t match China project for project. The fact that their resources are limited demands that Western governments be smarter and more efficient with development aid.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 15, 2021
China forcing fashion industry to silence concerns over 'dirty' cotton
In the 12 months since the Better Cotton Initiative published a statement on alleged forced labor in cotton-growing Xinjiang, several brands have suffered major setbacks in the country.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
May 18, 2021
Managing the U.S. and China: Japan’s best way forward
Tokyo must be wary of Beijing's attempts to split the Japan-U.S. alliance, and must work to persuade Washington of the best approach to conflict.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 4, 2021
The new China shock
Chinese President Xi Jinpingu2019s new strategy centers on the concept of u201cdual circulation.u201d Behind the technical-sounding phrase lies an idea that could change the global economic order.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 23, 2020
2020 in hindsight: Asia’s bad to good in the year that was
The Asian Development Bank projects COVID-19 could push 160 million more into poverty in Asia. The regionu2019s poverty rate will increase for the first time in 20 years, says the World Bank.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Dec 15, 2020
The U.S. Pacific Deterrence Initiative: A chance to turn the corner in Asia
This yearu2019s NDAA includes the Pacific Deterrence Initiative , which while a virtual drop in the budget u2014 at $2.2 billion u2014 is a potentially big deal for regional security.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Oct 18, 2020
Now is a good time for Japan to re-focus on quality infrastructure lending in the Indo-Pacific
Tokyo must promote both the quality of output from the increasing number of new infrastructure initiatives it is signing and re-approach some of the older projects.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY
Sep 1, 2020
‘Debt trap' diplomacy is a card China seldom plays in Belt and Road initiative
It’s taken as a given that the Belt and Road initiative (BRI), China’s effort to close the world’s multitrillion-dollar infrastructure gap, is an attempt to extend Beijing’s influence throughout the world by means fair and foul. One of the most incendiary charges is that China uses BRI funds to overwhelm recipient nations, drown them in debt and then seize collateral, often strategic assets, such as mineral resources or a port. Excessive debt can be a problem, but it is not the product of a Chinese strategy. Instead, a combination of “need and greed” among creditors and recipients is to blame. Japan and other countries should focus on those enduring problems rather than BRI.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 4, 2019
Beijing is determined to reshape the globe
The Belt and Road initiative seeks to remake Eurasia in China's image.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 18, 2019
FactCheck Initiative Japan NPO uncovers dodgy claims from Abe and others ahead of July vote
FactCheck Initiative Japan, a Tokyo-based nonprofit organization that analyzes information provided by politicians, has found issues with a number of claims that were made in relation to the July 21 Upper House election.
EDITORIALS
May 1, 2019
China reassesses its 'Belt and Road'
Japan should work with China to fill the yawning regional infrastructure gap, encouraging truly sustainable development that meets local needs.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 6, 2019
Airlines stall in tackling climate change but ANA, United and Delta rated best at managing risks in study
Airlines are doing too little in the fight against global warming, a study funded by investors with $13 trillion in assets under management said on Tuesday.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 21, 2019
Xi: Smooth talker vs. brass knuckle operator
The Chinese leader's latest global export strategy: tools for human control.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Nov 18, 2018
Australia and New Zealand team up with Japan and U.S. to curb China in South Pacific
Australia and New Zealand step up coordination with Japan and the U.S. in the face of growing Chinese influence over Pacific island states in the region.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Oct 1, 2018
Xi tells new Maldives president he wants to deepen cooperation
China wants to deepen mutually beneficial cooperation with the Maldives, President Xi Jinping said in a congratulatory message to the newly elected Maldivian president, the leader of an opposition that has vowed to review Chinese projects.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 15, 2018
Japan Climate Initiative joins forces with America's Pledge in bid to curb emissions
Nongovernmental network Japan Climate Initiative announced Friday that it has formed a partnership with America's Pledge, a group led by billionaire Michael Bloomberg and California Gov. Jerry Brown, to promote learning, collect data and share strategies to curb global greenhouse emissions.
EDITORIALS
Sep 5, 2018
China's 'Belt and Road' at age 5
Asia's infrastructure needs exceed what any one country can provide. A cooperative, coordinated effort is the only practical response.
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 28, 2018
China's 'Belt and Road' could be a debt trap
Clearly, the "Belt and Road" initiative has run into serious problems. Some countries are finding the burden of debt financing too arduous.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 12, 2018
China's silk road isn't turning out to be smooth
Skeptics' warnings about the "Belt and Road" initiative are beginning to come true.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 24, 2018
The risks of 'One Belt, One Road' for China's neighbors
China's lending policies present some challenges to the region.

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