Christopher Pyne’s speech given to the Henry Jackson Society in London this year, ‘The Rise of China and the Future of US Asia-Pacific Policy – a View from Australia’, has been lauded by Greg Sheridan for its intellectual rigour...
In the big scheme of things, the new grand chessboard isn't Western capitalism versus Soviet communism; it's the West versus the East and China is in the pole position. Slap China with trade tariffs, they dump Treasury bonds and...
By Klaus Larres November 16, 2016 A visit to China by Germany’s economics minister highlighted a blunter approach to bilateral relations. The prolonged honeymoon between China and Germany has come to an abrupt halt. In Berlin awareness has grown that Beijing...
2016 has just passed; we can sum up three "black swan" events during this year: On March 15, AlphaGO beat the smartest chess player of the world, Li Shishi. June 24, the British held a referendum, decided to come out of...

What China Wants

As China becomes, again, the world's largest economy, it wants the respect it enjoyed in centuries past. But it does not know how to achieve or deserve it. MATTHEW BOULTON, James Watt’s partner in the development of the steam engine...
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...
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...
Authorities are worried about tycoons pulling strings behind the scenes The collapse of a highly leveraged, 3 billion yuan (US$436 million) takeover bid for a Shanghai-listed animation company this month shone a spotlight on a shadowy corner of China’s stock...

On Economy and Trade

By Lianlong The strategist Guan Zhong said: "The administration of the country must take it the first priority to enrich the people." How to enrich its people? Economic development and trade, according to Guan Zhong. To solve the problem of people's food and clothing, the ancient economists...
BY CARY HUANG China’s leadership has always seen gross domestic product (GDP) numbers as the most important indicator of their ability of govern; thus their whole apparatus does whatever it can, in terms of policies, to make sure a politically...
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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...

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