Message from Beijing: Powerful Communist-led Army Strengthening Its Power in Asia

  China’s leaders sent two clear messages from this month’s National People’s Congress in Beijing.   The first was that President Xi Jinping is centralizing power based on an uncompromising Communist ideology by which the party leads everything. The other is that Mr. Xi wants to build up China’s military, maintaining its position as the […]

Saved From the 2011 Japan Earthquake, Chinese Businesswoman Returns to Help

       Seven years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake. In Miyagi prefecture’s Onagawa-cho, 160 Chinese citizens were affected by the disaster. Fortunately, with help from Japanese staff at their workplace, none of them lost their lives in the tsunami. Following up on their story, I visited one woman who returned to China […]

Behind Xi Jinping ‘Smiling Diplomacy’ Is a Strategy to Stop the Revision of Japan’s Constitution

  On his trip to Da Nang in central Vietnam, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the evening of November 11th, with both leaders vowing to further improve relations between their countries. The Prime Minister called for China to play a greater role in efforts to exert maximum pressure on North […]