A public comment period on the possibility of new tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese goods ended Thursday. The U.S. has been talking with China about trade barriers and tariffs but China hasn't "really joined the conversation...
By letting the country into the World Trade Organization back in 2001, Washington laid the groundwork for the tensions roiling relations with Beijing today. These days in U.S.-China trade relations, confrontation is the governing principle. In an effort to challenge...
Despite indications that China’s economy is likely to experience a moderate slowdown, the world’s second largest economy – and largest market by headcount – continues to expand the depth of its interactions with the world. From the One Belt,...
When Zhang Jingqiang became mayor of Tieling in 2005, it was the poorest city in Liaoning Province. A greying, former Ming-dynasty garrison town of about 440,000 people in the country's frigid north-east, it was part of China's rust belt,...
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...

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Seven myths about China

We are on the cusp of serious ­debates about the implications for Australia and the whole Asia-Pacific world of the vast increase in Chinese...

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