A Pentagon report released on Tuesday singled out Pakistan as a possible location for a future Chinese military base, as it forecast that Beijing would likely build more bases overseas after establishing a facility in the African nation of...
It literally went from close to full to nearly zero in the space of minutes. Someone with more China know-how than me cocked an eyebrow. “You didn’t bring a burner phone?” they asked. The “you idiot, ya probably got hacked”...
A ruthless yet calculating dictator armed with a limited nuclear arsenal, Kim Jong Un, Chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea and supreme leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (i.e., North Korea), is playing a dangerous war...
Following Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to the United States in early April, there is new hope that China will join efforts to crack down on North Korea's nuclear program. While the Chinese have acted to halt North Korean...
Nationalist tabloid Global Times has the Communist Party’s backing, but its editorial strategy is more independent than you might think. As tensions rise on the Korean Peninsula, the world’s eyes are on China’s response. And “China” has given plenty of...
China ultimately sees North Korea as an asset. President Trump believes the road to disarming North Korea runs through China, its biggest and most powerful ally. The problem is that Beijing doesn't seem willing to do much of anything to...
HOUSTON, April 8 (Xinhua) -- The United States and China, two major countries in the world today, must keep good relations and strengthen their win-win cooperation as this will not only benefit the two countries, but also the whole...
Beijing's officials won't say it, but they're thrilled to see the impeachment of South Korea's president Park Geun-hye. The night before the Constitutional Court's ruling, the state broadcaster devoted close to an hour of rolling news coverage to protests in...
The retired defence chief Angus Houston has warned Australia should not participate in freedom of navigation operations within 12 nautical miles of China’s artificial islands in the South China Sea. He has also criticised the push to blockade China’s artificial...
By JOHN MARKOFF and MATTHEW ROSENBERG Robert O. Work, the veteran defense official retained as deputy secretary by President Trump, calls them his “A.I. dudes.” The breezy moniker belies their serious task: The dudes have been a kitchen cabinet of...
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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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