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Rising Tides, Shifting Sands: Rethinking Australia’s Foreign Policy Towards China
Australia must meet the challenges of China by first understanding the ongoing and complex changes taking place in the land of 1.4 billion people, writes Marina Zhang. While this won’t be easy, the path to learning will likely be engaging.
Should Japan Have a Nuclear-Sharing Agreement?
As the only country to suffer a nuclear attack, Japan has a unique responsibility to fight for the elimination of nuclear weapons, writes Koichi Hamada. But that does not mean it should not be able to protect itself with its own nuclear deterrent.
China Is Dying Out
Chinese policymakers must somehow implement policies to reduce the cost of raising children without crashing the economy, writes Yi Fuxian. But even if they manage to increase the number of births, they will almost certainly be unable to reverse demographic trends.
Japan’s New Security Posture Is Abe’s Legacy
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s plan to double the country’s military spending, together with the recent update to Japan’s national security strategy, continues a historic policy shift begun by his predecessor. Taniguchi Tomohiko writes the aim is clear: to improve Japan's ability to confront the threat posed by China’s expansionism.
Is China Back?
Over the past two months, China’s leadership has announced major policy reversals that have left global investors and other observers bullish about its economic future. But, writes, Yuen Yuen Ang correcting past errors is no substitute for the reforms that are needed to deliver robust long-term growth.