The People's Republic is investing trillions to build railways, ports, and telecommunications in other countries. Here's everything you need to know: What is the plan? China wants to make the 21st century into the Chinese Century, and its "One Belt, One...
Beijing (AFP) - Beijing on Wednesday dismissed as "irresponsible" an annual US Defense Department report that predicted China would expand its global military presence, building overseas bases in countries like Pakistan. Published Tuesday, the Pentagon report estimated that China spent...
A Pentagon report released on Tuesday singled out Pakistan as a possible location for a future Chinese military base, as it forecast that Beijing would likely build more bases overseas after establishing a facility in the African nation of...
China's growing influence over Australian politics has similarities with Russia's recent meddling in American democracy, a former top US intelligence official has warned. How China uses its 'soft power' strategy The communist state exercises "soft power" in Australia in myriad ways,...
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”...
I spent 10 days in May talking with institutional investors in Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Beijing. There was considerable interest in the various problems the Trump administration was encountering that prevented the implementation of his pro-growth agenda. These...
We hear a great gush of affirmations of the "rules-based order" that keeps the peace in the Asia-Pacific region. But whose rules? They must be Tinkerbell's rules – clap if you believe. US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis referred to a...
When China was still largely rural, poor, and socialist, politicians exhorted the country’s people to patriotic activities such as increasing grain output for their economy’s sake. Now, to sustain China’s economic boom, the country needs good citizens to go...
BEIJING — I was on my way to dinner, walking near a luxury hotel on the second day of China's much touted Belt and Road Forum. As I approached, I heard a woman screaming. Police officers had pushed her...
The usual suspects in Australia (economists and businesspeople) are already fulsome in their praise for China’s so-called One Belt, One Road or Belt and Road Initiative economic mega-project. Last weekend, President Xi Jinping mounted an extensive propaganda campaign before 30...
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Why the West treats China with kid gloves

If you want to know why the European Union has shied from challenging China on its human rights record, look no further than what...

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