Madame Park Goes to Washington
This week South Korea’s new president Park Geun-hye makes her first trip to the United States since assuming office in February. As tensions on the Korean peninsula continue to simmer, John S. Park (NBR) discusses several of the issues Madame Park and President Obama are likely to address during her visit.
The State of Cooperation in the East China Sea
NBR Analysis Brief
James Manicom (Centre for International Governance Innovation) examines the volatile situation surrounding the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands and considers efforts by all three claimants to manage tensions. He argues that there is a considerable amount that the United States can do to discourage deliberate escalation of the dispute, even if it can do little to directly ensure a peaceful resolution.
Whose Pacific Century? The 113th Congress and Asia
Edward Gresser and Daniel Twining
NBR Analysis Report
Edward Gresser (Progressive Economy) and Daniel Twining (German Marshall Fund of the United States) examine the central issues facing the new Congress in the dynamic Asia-Pacific security and trade environment. These issues range from dealing with an increasingly dangerous North Korea and managing the military drawdown in Afghanistan to possibly concluding the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.
China's Healthcare Reforms: Addressing Discontent while Creating a Consumer Economy
A 2009 announcement by China’s central government of a sizeable investment in the country’s healthcare system was followed by commitments outlined in the twelfth five-year plan to boost the number of general practitioners and hospitals. More recently, an announced change to the country’s FDI catalog aims to further encourage foreign investment in China’s healthcare sector. In light of these developments, NBR asked Benjamin Shobert to provide background and perspective on what these new opportunities mean for foreign investors.
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The Impending Tide of Chinese Investment in the United States
Robert A. Kapp
NBR Analysis Brief
While global FDI to the United States has languished in recent years, Chinese investment has risen sharply. Robert A. Kapp, a renowned expert on U.S.-China business relations, examines the opportunities and challenges presented by this emerging trend.