As the Australian Government presses on with its pivot to the Pacific, no-one wants to use the "C" word. But China is clearly playing a central role in the unprecedented amount of attention the region is currently receiving from Australia...
As trade talks between the United States and China resume this week, there is optimism that the world’s two largest economies can reach a deal to end their destabilizing dispute: With the Chinese economy slowing and President Donald Trump in need...
The Trump administration has been clear about its view of China. A 2017 national security strategy document called China a “revisionist” power attempting to reorder international politics to suit its interests. It’s difficult to think otherwise given Beijing’s military buildup, its attempts to...
In his tariff war with China, US President Donald Trump has some hidden allies. Just about every complaint US trade negotiators raised in Beijing last week – not to mention their doubts about the sincerity of China's concessions –...
There’s a key vulnerability the president can exploit—aligning himself with the Chinese people and against the party-state. President Donald Trump has good reason to denounce China’s tolerance of intellectual-property theft and various other trade abuses, as even his harshest critics...
Beijing sees cyber espionage as necessary for China’s national progress and will not be ending the practice on current terms, an expert said on Friday after the U.S. Justice Department announced hacking charges against two Chinese nationals. “I think it is very fair to...
CHINA HAS responded to Canada’s arrest of a top tech executive on U.S. criminal charges with what amounts to lawless hostage- taking. Two Canadians working for nongovernmental organizations in China were detained Monday even as the government of Xi Jinping shrilly demanded the...
China's approach to United States President Donald Trump's trade war reveals weakness in the country's leadership, says King's College London's Kerry Brown. Xi Jinping is largely talked about as a strong leader presiding over a centralised state system, within which...
Language used in statements issued after the two leaders meet will offer clues as to the temperature in the room — so what does it all mean? With so much at stake, all eyes will be on a crucial meeting...
Taiwan is often hit by earthquakes, but over the weekend it was shaken by a political one. In a series of local elections, the ruling pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), which came to power in 2016 in a landslide victory,...

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What’s behind China’s space programme expansion

China is a relative late-bloomer when it comes to the world of space exploration. But just 15 years after it first sent an astronaut into...

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