In January, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, President Xi Jinping of China called his country a champion of free trade and globalisation. And at an international conference in Beijing in May, he laid out China's grand...
Australia’s economy is being sustained by a credit boom in China that the International Monetary Fund warns is bound to end badly. The fund’s hard-hitting review of China’s economy says there is no international precedent for such a large credit...
After being ejected from the White House on Friday, Steve Bannon told the Weekly Standard: “The Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over.” It’s not entirely clear what he meant, or whether he was saying anything worth paying...
He has a point on intellectual property. But his solution is misguided. You may have a sense of deja vu. Once again, Donald Trump's administration is stirring up a trade dispute with China. Once again, it's doing so ineptly and without any...
When it comes to industrial dominance, fortunes can change drastically. However, by observing current trends, the ability of China’s industries to soar to the top in 2030 is unmistakable. For almost three decades, China’s economy--powered by its industries--has continued to...
An empty passenger plane lifted off from Shanghai’s international airport on an overcast, windy afternoon earlier this month. Flown by five test pilots in orange jumpsuits, it coasted above the Yangtze River Delta for about an hour before landing...
Recently, Moody’s downgraded China from Aa3 to A1. They cited several rationales for the downgrade. Moody’s is wrong for the following reasons. The concerns of China’s “economy-wide” leverage is misplaced.We all know about China’s so-called debt problem. Here is...
Less than two weeks after China said it would open its domestic market to US rating agencies, Moody's cut its credit rating for the first time in a quarter of a century. It cited financial and economic risks flagged in...
China may have suffered a high profile ratings downgrade, but that does not mean those predicting a debt crisis are any closer to being right. Indeed, the China bears are as wrong today as they were before Moody's cut the...
Equity investors across the world are positioned for the nirvana of synchronised and accelerating global expansion led by China and the US. What they may instead get is a synchronised Sino-American slap in the face. Analysts at UBS say the...
- Advertisement -

Block title

Chinese influence is more than just ‘soft power’ and we need...

On a warm Sunday summer evening a few years ago, two officials from the Chinese consulate in Sydney travelled to Melbourne to send a...

RECENT POSTS