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The much-ballyhooed IIE research showing declining student numbers focused on the 2016-2017 academic year. That’s the school year that started at the end of August 2016 — when everyone thought that Hillary Clinton would be the next US President. READ MORE

November 16, 2017

All of the BRICS should work to improve economic governance by reducing corruption, expanding fiscal capacity, and improving the rule of law. China, to some extent, doesn’t have to. The others have no choice. READ MORE

November 14, 2017

Taiwan is blackballed at APEC and other international forums for one simple reason: China won’t let it attend. READ MORE

November 13, 2017

For the last 70 years, one east Asian country after another has found prosperity as economic development has spilled over from rising countries to their poorer but hungrier neighbors. Now the “flying geese” are settling on Vietnam. READ MORE

November 9, 2017

For all today’s talk of crisis and conflict, U.S. policy has consistently promoted stability in the Asia-Pacific region for 200 years. READ MORE

November 5, 2017

Xi will deal with Trump on North Korea because he has to. He’ll deal with Trump on trade and investment because there’s money to be made. READ MORE

November 2, 2017

Xi may be the supreme leader of a dictatorship, but that doesn’t mean that he is immune to politics. And as China’s growth slows, nationalism is a ready substitute for economic performance in maintaining public confidence in the CPC’s leadership. READ MORE

November 2, 2017

With more than 118,000 citizenship applications in the queue and another 190,000 permanent migrants arriving every year, a new survey suggests that Australian may be ready to close the doors. READ MORE

October 26, 2017