Duncan Bartlett Duncan Bartlett is the Editor of Asian Affairs, a monthly news magazine. As well as writing regularly for China Plus he also contributes to Japanese newspapers including the Sankei and the Nikkei. He writes weekly blog called Japan Story. He has previously worked as a journalist for the BBC, the Economist and Independent Television News.

Op-Ed Blog

Pakistan looks to China for trade, investment and hope

Washington is wary of Pakistan’s ties to Beijing and wishes to prevent China from dominating Asia economically and diplomatically. However, the United States cannot offer Pakistan much hope for the future. 

Chinese laundry is no big deal beside America's huge pile of debt

A hundred years ago, many Americans depended on Chinese people to wash their clothes. Now they need the Chinese to pay their debts. A trade dispute flowing from the laundry won’t benefit either side.