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September 27, 2021   Following China’s application to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), Taiwan filed its application. While I noted in my previo...

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September 21, 2021   China has officially applied to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTTP). The action had been expected since Chinese President Xi J...

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July 12, 2021   Western countries are toughening trade regulations in light of human rights abuse in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous region. The United States has banned the import of cotton ...

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June 21, 2021   An outside investigation report on Toshiba Corp. recently came out, concluding that the company unfairly managed its general shareholders’ meeting last year. As requested by Toshiba,...

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May 24, 2021   On May 10, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection said it blocked Fast Retailing Co.’s Uniqlo brand shirts on concerns they violated a ban on cotton products produced in China’s Xinji...

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April 26, 2021   I have pointed out concern over economic security regarding investment in Rakuten Inc. by a subsidiary of Chinese information technology giant Tencent Holding Ltd. in this column si...

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March 23, 2021   In the March 18 Speaking Out (#774) column, I pointed out concerns over investment in Rakuten Inc. by Japan Post Holdings Co. and a subsidiary of Chinese information technology gian...

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March 15, 2021   Japan Post Holdings Co. and Rakuten Inc. announced their equity and business partnership on March 12, sending a shock wave throughout Japan. In response to an equity share offer b...

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March 1, 2021   On February 24, U.S. President Joe Biden signed an executive order mandating a review of supply chains for four critical products: computer chips, large-capacity batteries, pharmac...

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February 15, 2021   U.S. President Joseph Biden held his first telephone talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping last week. The White House said Biden conveyed his concerns about Beijing’s crackdo...

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