His special envoy makes clear the administration’s priority is depriving the regime of nuclear weapons. Before President Trump announced in Tuesday’s State of the Union address that he would hold another summit this month with Kim Jong Un, he indulged...
For many Chinese people, numbers have tremendous meaning. Four, for instance, is to be avoided at all costs, as it sounds like “death” in Cantonese; six brings luck. And because nine sounds like “long-lasting,” it represents longevity, especially at...
Four decades ago, the Chinese Communist Party, under its new leader Deng Xiaoping, decided to subordinate ideology to wealth creation, spawning a new aphorism, “To get rich is glorious.” The party’s central committee, disavowing Mao Zedong’s thought as dogma,...
Most Western predictions about the future of China’s rise are ominous, ranging from theories about how the country will perfect an authoritarian society to how it will serve as a model for a less free future. But while reporting in Japan on Wednesday,...
China's approach to United States President Donald Trump's trade war reveals weakness in the country's leadership, says King's College London's Kerry Brown. Xi Jinping is largely talked about as a strong leader presiding over a centralised state system, within which...
Here’s a vision of how things might look if Beijing decides to retaliate by leveraging its dominance of the supply chain for American companies. Imagine you’re a product engineer for a U.S. device brand based in China. You’ve had to submit...
China's rise has been spectacular — hundreds of millions of people lifted out of poverty by their hard work. Participation in the global order has provided the capital investment, market access, and technology that have fuelled China's prosperity. But the country...
More and more countries are choosing to ink agreements with China on its trillion dollar Belt and Road initiative, a global infrastructure push aiming to recreate the glory days of China's ancient Silk Road trade routes. Key points: The language...
China is engaged in what has been called the most ambitious infrastructure development project in modern history - with perhaps the least catchy title. The Belt and Road Initiative also known as OBOR (One Belt, One Road) is hailed by...
Nearly a half-century ago, President Richard Nixon's secretary of state, Henry Kissinger, established a successful U.S. strategy for dealing with America's two most dangerous rivals. He sought closer ties to both the Soviet Union, with its more than 7,000...

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What’s behind China’s space programme expansion

China is a relative late-bloomer when it comes to the world of space exploration. But just 15 years after it first sent an astronaut into...

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