March 7, 2017

After the Asian Crises: Perspectives on Global Politics and by Maria Weber

By Maria Weber

Providing a finished wisdom of the Asian drawback from an financial, political, and social perspective, this publication is split in components. the 1st comprises zone experiences of the most Asian nations through the quandary, starting with China, Japan, and Southeast Asia, by means of South Asia and imperative Asia. the second one half specializes in foreign variables, together with environmental, political, and local issues.

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Ancient, mostly dormant, territorial disputes are also present along the 7000 km border with the former Soviet Union, involving both the three former Soviet republics of Turkmenistan, Kirghizistan and Kazakistan, and Russia. An agreement recently signed with Russia has defused tensions, while dialogue with the three former soviet republics in Central Asia seems to have been established, also thanks to their past trade links recalling the caravans that followed the ‘silk road’. Innumerable political reasons justify China’s commercial interest in Central Asia.

Will Japan remain a loyal ally of the US or will it follow an independent course as a more assertive Asian leader? These are the questions addressed in the following pages. As opinions reflect, but also influence and shape reality, the attention is focused on both aspects: the debate among Japanese academics, opinion makers and policymakers but also the reforms that have been already introduced. However, before discussing future developments and scenarios, the current economic conditions, the causes of the crisis and the impacts of the policies are analyzed.

Most of all the strong resurgence of Islam and the pro-independence movement in the north-western regions (Xinjiang, Qinghai, Gansu and Ningxia), where the politically strongest and greatest concentration of Muslims are to be found – about 20 million people, a little less than 2 per cent of the entire Chinese population. The Chinese government has always been sensitive to the issue of the reunification of the country. While the pursuit of reunification has not created any problems in the case of Hong Kong, as it probably will not in 1999 in the case of Macao, the same thing certainly cannot be said about Taiwan.

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