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...

On Economy and Trade

By Lianlong The strategist Guan Zhong said: "The administration of the country must take it the first priority to enrich the people." How to enrich its people? Economic development and trade, according to Guan Zhong. To solve the problem of people's food and clothing, the ancient economists...
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 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....
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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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