Category: Politics & Economics

How to understand the game between the U.S. and South Korea and China and North Korea 0

Koreans in the Middle

North Korea’s leaders are desperate for attention, and the leaders of other nations, particularly the United States, are responding. While the dictator Kim Jong-un and his lieutenants in Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea,...

How to understand Xi Jinping's power play in China 0

Xi Jinping’s Power Play

China’s communist party officials are jockeying for position in the months before the next party congress in Beijing this October or November. Many of the Asian nation’s decision makers will learn their fates at...

How to understand China's market economy fight 0

China’s Market Play

China’s communist party leaders want recognition as a market economy for their nation, but government officials in other nations, particularly the United States, are opposed. President Xi Jinping and his ministers in Beijing believe...

How to understand the prospects for labor reform in Vietnam 0

Labor Reform in Vietnam

In Vietnam, the workers who toil in the factories driving the nation’s rapid economic ascent belong to a single labor union: Vietnam General Confederation of Labor, or VGCL. As the only labor union in...

How to understand Vietnam and the illicit animal trade 0

Vietnam’s Illicit Animal Trade

A taste for rare and exotic animals and a desire to flaunt newfound wealth have transformed Vietnam into the world’s largest trafficking hub for rhinoceros horn. Despite global protections the rhinoceros, which scientists classify...