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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.
Korea’s cultural exports and soft power: Understanding the true scale of this trend
The direct economic contribution of Hallyu — the ‘Korean wave’ of popular culture — is small, but the benefits to Korea can extend well beyond the culture industry, writes Jimmyn Parc.
China's two traps
China must navigate several ‘traps’ on the path to economic primacy, writes economist Keun Lee.
Foreign policy in South Korea's presidential election
As a presidential election looms in South Korea, Jeffrey Robertson points to the potential for “strategic surprise” in Seoul’s future foreign policies, and makes the case for Australia to take a long-term view of building the relationship.
Moon’s visit is no coup for the China hawks
Securing a state visit from outgoing South Korean President Moon Jae-in is a nice diplomatic win for Australia. But Lauren Richardson writes Canberra should not read too much strategic significance into it – Moon has a different set of foreign policy priorities to his hosts.