China’s elite think the US president’s goal is nothing less than remaking the global order. They think Mr Trump feels he is presiding over the relative decline of his great nation. It is not that the current order does not...
The tensions in the US-North Korea talks suit Beijing as it keeps its hold on Pyongyang. The developments since the theatrical summit between American President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un may have dented Trump's self-claimed deal-making...
The “Century of Humiliation” describes a period in Chinese history from the mid-19th to mid-20th centuries, when China was diplomatically and militarily dominated by Western colonial powers. Ending at the close of the Chinese Civil War and the establishment...
After weeks of uncertainty about the planned US-North Korea summit, US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un signed a "comprehensive" document. Kim claimed that "the world will see a major change", while Trump described him as "a very talented man"...
The country has become repressive in a way that it has not been since the Cultural Revolution. What does its darkening political climate—and growing belligerence—mean for the United States? What if china is going bad? Since early last year I have...
President Trump’s former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, rarely speaks publicly and is known to egg on the president in his trashing of the mainstream media. But when he decided to break that silence, Bannon chose the venerable Charlie Rose as...
A China government-linked think tank has admitted that North Korea has shut the door on Beijing, which is now powerless to negotiate with its rogue neighbour. Australia, the UK and the US are keeping pressure on China to reign in...
North Korea will be able to field a reliable, nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile as early as next year, U.S. officials have concluded in a confidential assessment that dramatically shrinks the timeline for when Pyongyang could strike North American cities...
If you’re struggling to make sense of the latest standoff between the Chinese and Indian militaries 10,000 feet in the Himalayas, don’t fret: You’re in good company. The showdown at Doka La is the product of a multi-layered, multi-party...
Kim Jong-un’s successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile this week set off a new round of brinkmanship in the Korean peninsula that will bring the strongest test in years of the relationship between China and the United States. Already...
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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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