East Asia’s economic might inspires talk of an Asian century. Dominated by rapidly growing China, the region has steadily gained international influence as its economic profile has risen. Experts in Washington and in Carnegie’s Beijing office offer analysis, informed by on-the-ground observation, of China’s economic growth and political evolution, the standoff between North Korea and the international community over its nuclear program, and cross-strait relations.
Beijing's strategy of “reactive assertiveness” in dealing with the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu islands makes flawed calculations of risks and gains.
The first and only unclassified strategic net assessment of the future impact of China’s growing military power on Japan and the United States.