Suggestions for Country Report Topics

  1. What is the most significant economic problem that China must address?
  2. Concerning the environmental impact of China’s development process, should economic growth be sacrificed at the expense of sustainable development?
  3. Is it too late for Japan to ever be an economic power again?
  4. How can Japan address its declining population?
  5. What are the costs and benefits of North-South Korean reunification. Construct some scenarios.
  6. How can the ethnic problems in Myanmar (Burma) be addressed.
  7. How should the world deal with the opening of Myanmar? 
  8. Why can be done to get Thailand out of its middle-income trap?
  9. What has (and will be) the effect of China’s (and Vietnam’s) one-child policy?
  10. Should state-owned enterprises in China and Vietnam be privatized at a much faster rate?
  11. What should be the military role of Japan?
  12.  Choose a challenge facing a country in East Asia and offer a solution.