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...
BEIJING — Xi Jinping, China’s leader, is known as the Chairman of Everything. He makes decisions daily on the economy, the military, foreign policy, human rights and more. Yet on North Korea he is stuck. A strongman who usually acts...
There's a saying in politics: "Never let a good crisis go to waste." North Korea's missile test is indeed a crisis — and a test of Donald Trump's still-young presidency. But he is being outmanoeuvred by Russia and China, who have...
The sale is the first of its kind since Donald Trump took office and will upset China, which regards Taiwan as part of its territory. The US state department has approved arms sales to Taiwan worth a total of $1.4bn,...
In his presidential campaign, Donald Trump adopted a very hostile anti-China tone. However, after assuming office, his actions toward China proved largely a continuation of established policy. Why? What are the prospects for the future of the U.S.-China relationship? In his campaign,...
China launched its newest warship on Wednesday, a large guided-missile destroyer touted as the latest in naval technology and seen as a challenge to naval rivals in Asia. The ship, dubbed the Type 055 class, represents a big step in...
If you want to know why the European Union has shied from challenging China on its human rights record, look no further than what happened the last time a European country crossed Beijing. In November 2013, a Spanish court ordered...
It literally went from close to full to nearly zero in the space of minutes. Someone with more China know-how than me cocked an eyebrow. “You didn’t bring a burner phone?” they asked. The “you idiot, ya probably got hacked”...
BEIJING (MarketWatch) — President Donald Trump’s relationships with Russia and his sympathies, real and alleged, with President Vladimir Putin have attracted much attention. Another plausible candidate for a “friend of Trump” accolade is President Xi Jinping of China. Many of...
Expect a short victory bash for liberal human rights lawyer Moon Jae-in. He handily won the South Korean presidential election Tuesday. But after he takes office, Moon must quickly triage a pack of insanely high government priorities. The $1 trillion-plus Asian economy led by the likes of...
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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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