The Luang Prabang railway bridge under construction by the Chinese engineering company China Railway No 8 Engineering Group on the Mekong River in Luang Prabang, Laos. Photo: Xinhua The Luang Prabang railway bridge under construction by the Chinese engineering company China Railway No 8 Engineering Group on the Mekong River in Luang Prabang, Laos. Photo: Xinhua
The Luang Prabang railway bridge under construction by the Chinese engineering company China Railway No 8 Engineering Group on the Mekong River in Luang Prabang, Laos. Photo: Xinhua
Anthony Rowley
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Anthony Rowley

Japan and China could forge an alliance that will boost fiscal stimulus to offset recession

  • Japan and China could demonstrate to the world that fiscal stimulus is the only way out of the monetary mess we are now in
  • Cooperation on building third-country infrastructure could bolster their joint ability to withstand the coming recession

The Luang Prabang railway bridge under construction by the Chinese engineering company China Railway No 8 Engineering Group on the Mekong River in Luang Prabang, Laos. Photo: Xinhua The Luang Prabang railway bridge under construction by the Chinese engineering company China Railway No 8 Engineering Group on the Mekong River in Luang Prabang, Laos. Photo: Xinhua
The Luang Prabang railway bridge under construction by the Chinese engineering company China Railway No 8 Engineering Group on the Mekong River in Luang Prabang, Laos. Photo: Xinhua
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Anthony Rowley

Anthony Rowley

Anthony Rowley is a veteran journalist specialising in Asian economic and financial affairs. He was formerly Business Editor and International Finance Editor of the Hong Kong-based Far Eastern Economic Review and worked earlier on The Times newspaper in London