"There's a genuine concern it might end up somewhere horrible," one expert said. China has as many as 300 nuclear warheads and more than 2 million active-duty troops, larger than any other standing army on the planet. It is already locked in...
CHINESE media is reporting President Xi Jinping has told his military commanders to “concentrate preparations for fighting a war” as tensions continue to grow over the future of the South China Sea and Taiwan. China Central Television presented a speech...
The Trump administration has now publicly unveiled its plan to fundamentally shift U.S. strategy toward China. It’s an important acknowledgment that U.S.-China competition is heating up, an overdue admission that the past approach has failed and a national call...
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,...

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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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