Articles by Rowan Callick

Is the World Moving 'Beyond Liberal Democracy'?

BEIJING -- This might seem a very odd exercise if you live in the USA or the Middle East. But for those of us in the rest of the world, it's pretty natural. Simply excise the Middle East, and... Read More

Democrats Are Heroes... and Villains

The Democrats are being lauded in Europe and much of the Americas as the heroes of the hour, rescuing the USA from those mad neocons. But in most of Asia the perception is quite different -- of the Democrat... Read More

China's Trade Dilemma

China wants to wear the white hat in global affairs. It is already trying on the hat for size, and feels that it fits. It has watched the USA don the black hat -- in the views of the opinion... Read More

China's Interesting Journey

If China really wants to be viewed as the second great global power, it should make its currency convertible, and let its value be determined by the market. It should rein in its exporters from gaining an unfair edge. It... Read More

China's Interesting Journey

If China really wants to be viewed as the second great global power, it should make its currency convertible, and let its value be determined by the market. It should rein in its exporters from gaining an unfair edge. It... Read More

The SCO and China's Reach

The recent annual meeting of the once obscure Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) illustrates how rapidly China's global influence is growing. The group's members and observers, who include half the world's population, signaled at their summit in Shanghai on Ju Read More

Hu Jintao's Grande Latte

You can tell something's up. The DVD stores within walking distance of the US embassy in Beijing have recently been forced to replace the latest Hollywood products, available for $US 1 or so each, with back catalogue material from Russian... Read More

Inertia and New Zealand

Voting systems often work well at delivering the outcomes that they are tailored to achieve. New Zealand is discovering this right now. It took four weeks, after its September 17 national election, for a new government to be formed. And... Read More

New Japan Is Rising

Japan's sun is rising again, in the form of "Lion King" Junichiro Koizumi, whose crushing electoral victory last month unleashed a wave of optimism that has surged through the key markets. This is especially good news for the rest of... Read More

Japan's "Lion King" Sharpens His Claws

After more than a decade of stagnation and agonisingly slow moving public life in Japan, more Noh theatre than vibrant modern democracy, suddenly the world's second largest economy is on fast-forward. Previously unthinkable political and economic reforms now look. Read More

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