The Chinese Government has opened a two-day summit in the capital Beijing to consolidate its massive global development project called One Belt One Road, or the New Silk Road project. President Xi Jinping will host 28 world leaders and representatives...

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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....
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...
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...
At the end of a narrow road in Fangzheng, a remote town in northeastern China, next to a hushed forest of birch and pine trees, stands the locked iron gate of the Sino-Japanese Friendship Garden. But inside is no garden....
Projecting power is more complicated than it looks. As they’ve guided China’s remarkable economic ascent over the last four decades, the country’s leaders have largely been content to focus on raising incomes and building factories. They’ve steered clear of messy...
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...
“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...
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...
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...
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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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