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All eyes are on North Korea at the moment, thanks to its ongoing weapons tests. 

But Richard McGregor urges us to look elsewhere for the real story in Asia: the lingering and growing distrust and dislike between Japan and China. 

McGregor is a journalist who has covered Asia extensively, and he writes about the rising tensions in the region in Asia's Reckoning: China, Japan, and the Fate of U.S. Power in the Pacific Century

Ancient enmities and modern missteps, including in Washington, are examined in the book. 

China And "The Contest Of The Century"

Mar 11, 2014
Public Domain

When Russia is not flexing its muscles, China is often the focus of incidents on the world stage. 

There are more people in China than any other country, and its economic growth has been nothing short of astounding.  And it is widely suspected that China wants to turn its economic might into other kinds of power.