In Washington, all roads to Pyongyang go through Beijing, the only capital presumed to possess the wherewithal to reach North Korea’s reclusive young dictator, Kim Jong-un, and pull him back from the nuclear brink. Certainly, Donald Trump thinks so, persistently tweeting...
President Trump's outspoken dismay at China's continued trade with North Korea will make for a tense time with Chinese President Xi Jinping at this week's G-20 summit. Following North Korea's successful intercontinental ballistic missile launch earlier this week, Mr. Trump...
US president thanks Chinese president for efforts on ‘substantial problem’ despite recently voicing frustration that China has not done more. Wrapping up his second European tour as president, Donald Trump and the leaders of China and Japan searched for consensus...
One of the many dangers posed to our society by having a president who’s a serial liar — and who doesn’t behave like an adult, let alone a president — is that we more easily ignore him even if...
BEIJING (MarketWatch) — President Donald Trump’s relationships with Russia and his sympathies, real and alleged, with President Vladimir Putin have attracted much attention. Another plausible candidate for a “friend of Trump” accolade is President Xi Jinping of China. Many of...
Since Xi Jinping's pilgrimage to Davos last January, pundits the world over have hailed him as the new champion of globalization and open markets. It has become fashionable to invoke Xi as a foil for Donald Trump, contrasting his...
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Chinese influence is more than just ‘soft power’ and we need...

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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