Category Archives: Japan

Should the state leave China´s economy? – Sara Hsu

China´s economy is state-run, and despite changes, the government is still present everywhere. That now might not be a good idea for a good economic development, argues financial analyst Sara Hsu in the Diplomat. If the economy needs to growth, the state should leave.

Next: China deal on Russian fighters – Wendell Minnick

After the massive gas deal between China and Russia, both countries are now working on a deal on Russian fighters and surface-to-air missiles. But it is not yet a done deal, explains defense analyst Wendell Minnick in Defense News.

Japan documents intrusion by Chinese military aircraft – Wendell Minnick

The Japanese ministry of defense (MoD) has launched a website documenting intrusions by Chinese military aircraft in the East China Sea, writes defense analyst Wendell Minnick in Defense News. China´s activities have increased rapidly, the website says.

Why Chinese tourists are flocking to Japan – Wei Gu

Japan regain its top position as favorite holiday destination for Chinese tourists, after the US and Taiwan. WSJ wealth editor Wei Gu explains why the political disputes with Japan are easing down, and how the qualify of life is attracting Chinese, apart from a more favorable currency.

Taiwanese brand Shiatzy Chen takes on Tokyo – Paul French

Taking on the Japanese market is not easy for anybody, and certainly not for Chinese. But Shiatzy Chen, a luxury fashion brand from Taiwan with a 35-year history, seems to be making all the right moves, says retail analyst Paul French in the Women’s Wear Daily.

The tactics behind China’s new airspace rules – Wendell Minnick

China’s announcement to set up a defense identification zone over disputed waters in the East China Sea caught the US off guard, both was sino-US military relations had improved greatly, and it was the weekend before Thanksgiving. A known tactic, tells defense analyst Wendell Minnick in the VOA.

The facts on the China Air Defense Zone – Wendell Minnick

China’s Ministry of Defense shocked the international community by setting up an East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) including the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islets and started air patrols. In the Defense News military expert Wendell Minnick gets all the facts together as far as we know them.

Japan rethinks its China-policy – Howard French

Japan is quietly trying to repair its relationship with China, as it is not longer sure in the cause of a conflict, it will be backed by the United States, writes the Japan Times. Author Howard French analyses how Japan deals with this new uncertainty in international relations.

Chinese tourists, beyond the cliches – Roy Graff

Chinese tourists not only boom in numbers, they are much harder to understand, as their wishes diversify. China hospitality expert Roy Graff discusses at the China Weekly Hangout the place of governments, travel agents and the tourists themselves.

How Baidu takes on Egypt, and the world – Kaiser Kuo

China’s largest search engine Baidu, number two in the world, is expanding globally. Kaiser Kuo, director international communication, explains in Knowledge CKGSB its global strategy, and why Egypt is high on the list of countries it wants to conquer.