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As levels of greenhouse gases reach a new record, concerns are growing about the role of China in global warming. For years, the increase in the number of Chinese coal-fired power stations has been criticised. Now environmental groups say China is...
CEO Sundar Pichai thinks the search engine should be willing to work with Chinese censors. Will employees go along with the plan? If you’re planning on moving to China anytime soon, here’s a piece of advice: Get yourself a WeChat...
The White House Office of Trade & Manufacturing Policy (OTMP) released a report outlining how China’s policies threaten the economic and national security of the United States.  Read the full report here. OTMP studied how China seeks to capture, through its Made...
It’s been another busy month for China’s anti-corruption authorities. There was the head of Interpol, who was unceremoniously seized during a trip to Beijing. There was the state bank executive who was caught hiding tons — literally — of ill-gotten...
An explosive report from Bloomberg on Thursday alleged that China slipped pencil tip–size spy chips into computer hardware made by an Amazon and Apple supplier, Super Micro, which itself relied on subcontractors in China. The companies vehemently denied...
When it comes to the contentious arena of international human rights, China has arrived. For decades, China's Communist Party largely kept clear of muscling its way onto the global human rights stage, preferring to bide its time while it contended...
Channeling his inner Kaiser Wilhelm, Xi calls on China’s navy to “aim for the top ranks in the world. . . . Building a strong and modern navy is an important mark of a top ranking global military.” At a...
This has not been the easiest of summers for Xi Jinping and his country. Donald Trump’s tariffs have rattled nerves in Beijing, already unsettled by the slowing economy. The ministry of finance and the central bank have had an open spat...
For almost five decades, the United States has guided the growth of the Internet. From its origins as a small Pentagon program to its status as a global platform that connects more than half of the world’s population and tens of billions of devices, the...
The U.S.-China trade war is not Beijing's top priority, investment research firm TS Lombard said. Rather, China is likely focused on more domestic concerns, such as stabilizing its economy and maintaining the power structure, said Jonathan Fenby, 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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