By Carrie Gracie At his inauguration last week President Trump reframed the American mission from leadership of a global rules-based system in the interests of all, to 'America first'. Meanwhile the leader of Communist China rebranded his prickly protectionist power...
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...
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...
By our special commentator. We are now in the year 2016. The US is hot with its presidential election and Donald Trump is sure to win. The European Union has been harassed with a refugee crisis and anti-terror campaign, besides Great Britain’s...
THE NSW Government will sell the state’s electricity distributor to an all-Australian consortium after a previous bid by a duo of Chinese firms was knocked backed on security grounds. Premier Mike Baird on Thursday announced poles and wires operator Ausgrid...
By Mark Beeson Professor of International Politics, University of Western Australia Poor Scott Morrison. Public policy storms don’t get more perfect than this. Nor are they generally quite as revealing of the increasingly complex environment in which policies are made these days. The...

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....
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...
By Editorial Board June 21, 2014 EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGES between the United States and China have grown to record numbers. With these programs come scholarly value but also risks. Confucius Institutes offer an example of this trade-off. These centers, heavily funded and...
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Liang Jing: Political Logic of the Fu Zhenghua Case

Billionaire Guo Wengui, a real estate magnate with ties to the Ministry of State Security, has launched an offensive against Beijing by lobbing a...

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