Former editor-in-chief of The Economist
Apr 07, 2020
With the global COVID-19 crisis quickly escalating, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has had to accept a hard truth, rightly taking the initiative in telling the Diet (parliament) this week that the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games may need to be rescheduled, and ultimately reaching an agreement with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to postpone the event until 2021.
May 28, 2018
Cancelling the summit makes the US look unreasonable and gives the initiative to China.
Apr 12, 2018
The world will soon witness a historic test of wills between China and the United States. At stake is the strategic leadership of East Asia and, eventually, the international order. On both North Korea and trade, China is set to come out on top.