February 17, 2014

Chinese and Japanese Economies Are Delinking

Gordon Chang, Forbes

The Associated Press

In 2013, trade volume between China and Japan dropped 5.1% from the year before. That followed a 3.9% fall in 2012. To put these figures into context, China’s total trade was up 6.2% in 2012 and 7.6% last year while Japan’s volume increased 1.0% in 2012 but was down 7.8% in 2013.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: China, Japan

RECOMMENDED ARTICLES

February 13, 2014
Why Is China Really Provoking Its Neighbors?
Kaplan & Baker, Stratfor
What we are seeing, therefore, is mainly a managed set of confrontations that serve domestically in China to keep the nationalistic spirit at a high volume in order to reinforce the sense of rising Chinese power -- something... more ››
February 12, 2014
Is the China-Japan Relationship at Its Worst?
Ian Bremmer, Reuters
if both sides intend to limit the potential for conflict, how concerned should we be? Even if military engagement is highly unlikely, China-Japan is still the world’s most geopolitically dangerous bilateral relationship and... more ››
February 13, 2014
Time for Tough Love in East Asia
Ted Galen Carpenter, National Interest
China’s neighbors are increasingly nervous about Beijing’s expansive territorial claims and other manifestations of abrasive behavior. They are eager to huddle behind America’s security shield, and Washington... more ››
February 15, 2014
Asia's Dangerous History Wars
Rajan Menon, The National Interest
Recent scholarship on World War I, most recently Christopher Clark’s masterful account, has challenged the many Manichean interpretations of the war that assign all, or most, of the blame to Kaiser Wilhelm’s Germany.... more ››
February 18, 2014
A Rebuke to Japanese Nationalism
Bloomberg View
A series of recent blunt statements from U.S. officials have left no doubt that Washington blames China's maritime expansionism for rising tensions in Asia. Now, America's main ally in the region needs to hear a similarly... more ››