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....
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...
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 —...
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...
A former top Pentagon official has warned China’s global takeover is inevitable. And there’s one big reason they’re getting away with it. A former top Pentagon official has warned China is set to become the most powerful country in the...
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...
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...
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...
To mark the 90th birthday of the People’s Liberation Army on Aug. 1, China’s President Xi Jinping went to the Inner Mongolian steppe to the site where Genghis Khan began his conquest of Eurasia. There, at Zhurihe, he was welcomed by an impressive display of...
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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