It’s not a Cold War. But the dispute between the world’s two largest economies is taking the world into unknown territory. “New U.S.-China Tariffs Raise Fears of an Economic Cold War,” proclaimed a Washington Post headline. The New York Times alleged that the United States and China were...
China is doing its best to win the competition, if not a war -- trade, diplomatic, political or even military -- with the United States. And it's succeeding on a number of fronts. On Monday, the Chinese Foreign Ministry warned...
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...
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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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