Are we entering the critical phase in the Great Power competition between America and China? The answer seems to be affirmative, based on a new Pentagon report released recently. The report — submitted to Congress by the Department of Defence and...
As the West obsesses over Donald Trump's legal and political challenges, Brexit and a host of other domestic crises, Chinese troops – will join their Russian counterparts for Moscow's largest military exercises in more than three decades. Coming six months after Beijing's...
Western media seized on a new Pentagon report that Chinese bombers are training to strike deep into the Western Pacific, including Guam, the Philippines and Japan. But China's military is improving in numerous other ways, according to "Military and Security Developments Involving...
United States President Donald Trump's erratic unilateralism represents nothing less than abdication of global economic and political leadership. Trump's withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, his rejection of the Iran nuclear deal, his tariff war, and his frequent attacks...
Despite indications that China’s economy is likely to experience a moderate slowdown, the world’s second largest economy – and largest market by headcount – continues to expand the depth of its interactions with the world. From the One Belt,...
Most analysts agree that the least bad way to deal with North Korea’s nuclear saber rattling is a continued combination of tight containment and aggressive diplomacy. Fewer, however, have recognized that the least bad military option — the one implied by U.S....
US-China relations could deteriorate significantly following North Korea’s latest missile launch, in which the country fired a missile over Japan early Tuesday morning local time. Analysts argue that it’s possible the US could ramp up economic pressure against North Korea’s neighbour, China,...
For weeks, China’s Foreign Ministry had been vehement in its denunciations of India and insistence that New Delhi unconditionally withdraw troops that had trespassed into Chinese territory. Don't underestimate us, China repeatedly insisted, we are prepared for military conflict...
Stone-throwing in Jammu and Kashmir does not, at this point, generally make news. But the people throwing stones at Indian soldiers are not usually wearing the uniforms of the People's Liberation Army. That, apparently, is what happened along a...
President Donald Trump on Friday warned North Korea's leader that he "will not get away with" it if he does anything against the U.S. or its allies. "If he utters one threat in the form of an overt threat —...
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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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