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State-endorsed popular culture: a case study of the North Korean girl band Moranbong

This article examines the emergence of Moranbong as a new popular cultural phenomenon in North Korea. I am interested to examine the patron–client...

Impacts of late school entry on children's cognitive development in rural Northwestern China—does preprimary education matter?

This article estimates the causal effect of primary school entry age on children’s cognitive development in rural northwestern China, using data on nearly...

Building cooperation for managing the South China Sea without strategic trust

The ruling from the arbitral tribunal dealing with the case between China and the Philippines in the South China Sea provides opportunities for fresh...

Dragon versus Elephant: a comparative study of Chinese and Indian aid in the Pacific

The growing scale of development assistance programs of China and India has attracted increased global attention. Research on their aid to the Pacific...

Curbing congestion and vehicular emissions in China: a call for economic measures

With the exponential growth of the national vehicle fleet in the last three decades, most cities in China are facing mounting pressure to tackle...

China's banking sector as the foundation of financial reform

China is in the process of undertaking financial reform in many directions—introducing small private banks in the banking sector, promoting bond and...

Fiscal sustainability in Japan

Japanese government debt is at unprecedented levels with a gross debt to gross domestic product ratio of over 230 per cent and a net debt to gross...

Take-off, persistence and sustainability: the demographic factor in Chinese growth

With the reduction of the working-age population and the increase of the population dependency ratio as the main indicators of the diminishing demographic...

Making the transition to a low-carbon economy: the key challenges for China

China has realised that for its own sake and from the international community’s perspective, it cannot afford to continue on the conventional path of...

Northeast Asia's new ‘history spiral’

The remembered history of the Second World War continues to infect contemporary relations between China and its Northeast Asian neighbours. This article...

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