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...
The NSW Treasurer says a new strategy to increase stamp duty for foreign property investors will help housing affordability, but the Premier says the policy is exclusively to raise revenue. In last year's budget, a 4 per cent stamp duty...
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...
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...

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 Jake Van Der Kamp “Forex reserves are valuable assets that can use at critical times. It’s a pity that they are being sold heavily in the market. It should be the last resort.” Zhang Ming, fellow, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, SCMP, January...
By Everett Rosenfeld China has a debt problem, and it's likely much worse than most statistics demonstrate. Recent reports point to an ongoing effort by Beijing to tightly control the prevailing storyline about its economy, including recent revelations about the central...
By Wade Shepard I was surprised when the owner of the run-down, 82 square meter apartment outside of the core downtown area of Xiamen that I once rented told me that he was selling it for nearly US$300,000. The apartment was...
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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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