The leading power here is China, with the world’s biggest population and second-largest economy, which is now striving to establish its hegemony throughout the Pacific Rim. Taiwan, South and North Korea, and Japan are all groping for ways to resist Chinese expansion while maintaining strong economic ties with the region’s colossus.
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Japan after Tokyo 2020 – Back to power politics
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic games, although a resounding success, came at a tremendous financial and political cost for Japan. With Yoshihide Suga having resigned less than a year after taking office, the next prime minister will have to face the challenges resulting from Beijing’s increasingly aggressive stance in East Asia.