China says its Silk Road initiative is helping create "a new era of globalisation" open to all, according to a draft communique for the upcoming summit on the project, as Beijing burnishes its free trade credentials amid protectionist forces...
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...
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...
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...
On the campus of Harvard Business School this past weekend there was little doubt among corporate leaders and investors gathered for an annual conference that China had arrived as an equal to the United States. Keynote speeches, panel discussions and...
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...
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...
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...
hinese President Xi Jinping met with Nepali Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Monday afternoon, and they agreed to cooperate more in jointly building the Belt and Road. Xi said friendly ties between China and Nepal are in the fundamental...
Calls by members of China’s legislature and itstop advisory body for the mainland to allow more open access to the internet have increased this year, amid mounting frustration. During this month’s meetings of the National People’s Congress (NPC) and the...
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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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