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On a warm Sunday summer evening a few years ago, two officials from the Chinese consulate in Sydney travelled to Melbourne to send a message. They were interested in a caller to an occasionally provocative Sunday evening talk back show...
Genomics pioneer and medical reform expert says the answer to China’s health care woes lies in technology and accountability. China’s population is aging at an unprecedented rate. By 2050, the number of over-60-year-olds will have risen from today’s 200 million...
When President Donald Trump yanked America's support for the Paris Climate Accords, pundits were quick to hail China as the world's new environmental leader. Two veteran journalists wrote that the decision was “the greatest strategic gift to the Chinese,...
A Tibetan Buddhist monk set himself on fire in western China in an apparent protest against Beijing’s rule, a monitoring group and a US government-backed radio station said. The monk set himself ablaze in a public square on Saturday morning...
At the Xinhua gate next to the main entrance of the Forbidden City, this golden sculpture of characters"We serve the people" is very eye-catching. Any government or political party must put up a banner of this kind and the rights of the people be...
The residents of Dawu, in central China's Henan province, say they are being killed by their water. The Ying River, a major tributary of the Huai River, passes near the village and has been heavily polluted for more than a...
More than three decades after pledging to “reform and open up,” there are few signs the Chinese Communist Party intends to change its authoritarian posture. Under the leadership of President Xi Jinping, who will remain in power until 2022...
This post is part of Blinkist's books-in-blinks series. The series provides key messages from books that you might not have time to read in their entirety. Here are the key messages from Dealing With China by Former US Treasury Secretary Henry...
By Everett Rosenfeld China has a debt problem, and it's likely much worse than most statistics demonstrate. Recent reports point to an ongoing effort by Beijing to tightly control the prevailing storyline about its economy, including recent revelations about the central...
On balance, global views of China are positive, although ratings for the Asian power vary significantly across nations and regions. Similarly, China’s growing economic might is generally seen as a good thing in most of the countries surveyed. However,...
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On a warm Sunday summer evening a few years ago, two officials from the Chinese consulate in Sydney travelled to Melbourne to send a...

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