It may not be clear to those who live outside the area but people in the Arctic are thriving. Economic growth is trending upward, led by new technologies and investment in infrastructure. Infrastructure is the foundation for economic development. The...
By Gordon. G. Chang Xi Jinping will address the World Economic Forum on Tuesday in Davos, the first time a Chinese leader has done so. Chinese state media tells us he will speak strongly in favor of globalization. That message will...
The expansion of China’s military is no secret. Beijing raised the People’s Liberation Army budget by 7% this year, typical of its annual increases. Late last year it floated one aircraft carrier into the open Pacific and in April unveiled a...
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...
“Any attempt to endanger China’s sovereignty and security, challenge the power of the central government … or use Hong Kong to carry out infiltration and sabotage activities against the mainland is an act that crosses the red line, and...
By Thomas Eder and Bertram Lang For fugitives from Chinese justice, good hiding places in Europe are getting fewer and further between. France’s extradition of Chen Wenhua from Paris to Beijing in September 2016 was widely celebrated by Chinese media...
By Frederick Kuo Throughout the last five centuries, Africa has existed in the Western imagination between two polarized extremes. One is the Africa that exists as treasure trove of spoils, a source of...
By John Simpson World affairs editor The atmosphere in Beijing has changed noticeably in recent months; and many liberal-minded people here now fear that the government of Xi Jinping has made a sharp turn towards authoritarianism. As nearly three thousand Communist Party...

Robber barons, beware

A crackdown on corruption has spread anxiety among China’s business elite Oct 24th 2015 | SHANGHAI “PROBLEMS that occur in business …should not be politicised.” So said President Xi Jinping before leaving China for London on a state visit this week....
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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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