The Foreign Minister has condemned China's objection to Taiwanese delegates being present at an international conference held in Western Australia this week. The delegates were forced to leave when strong objections from Chinese delegates caused proceedings to come to a...
By Peter Foster, Washington 6:22AM BST 18 Jun 2014 In a serious blow to China's soft-power outreach, a leading association of American professors warns that Confucius Institutes break basic standards on academic freedom. Chinese soft-power diplomacy has suffered a major rebuke after...
Like many rich Chinese language businesspeople in search of an insurance coverage coverage in opposition to their capricious if usually worthwhile political system, Xiao Jianhua acquired overseas citizenship. But when the billionaire investor thought that having Canadian citizenship and a...
Christopher Pyne’s speech given to the Henry Jackson Society in London this year, ‘The Rise of China and the Future of US Asia-Pacific Policy – a View from Australia’, has been lauded by Greg Sheridan for its intellectual rigour...
“What we should and can reform, we will resolutely reform. What shouldn’t be reformed and cannot be reformed, we will resolutely refrain from changing.” Not the tone optimists had been hoping for from Chinese President Xi Jinping, speaking this week 40...
One of Beijing’s top goals is transforming China into a technology powerhouse, so what happens to Huawei matters beyond China’s own borders. As Ken Hu, the “rotating” chairman at Huawei Technologies, made the case during a briefing in southern China...
China today faces unprecedented scrutiny of its economic and foreign policies. Whether foreign investor or diplomat, one is influenced by personal biases shaped by location, values and political orientation and these are revealed in the major global public opinion...
Huawei's founder, Ren Zhengfei, says he first saw advanced technology as a young technician in the military during the chaos and terror of the Cultural Revolution. The Chinese government wanted to provide an impoverished population with one piece of decent...
For Southeast Asian countries, an increased economic cooperation with China can be a double-edged sword. Beijing's investment initiatives are not only aimed at regional connectivity, they also seek ideological hegemony. According to Asian Development Bank estimates, the infrastructure needs for...
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”...

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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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