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...
Australia’s reliance on its giant trading partner China could get a little stickier going forward. Yesterday, Australia’s new Prime Minister Scott Morrison pledged to increase his country’s military and diplomatic engagement in the South Pacific amid concerns the nation’s influence is...
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...

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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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