Chinese President Xi Jinping is ready for a change — specifically the transformation of the international system and China's role within it. In a 2016 speech before government ministers and provincial leaders, Xi provided an early signal of his...
Those preoccupied last week with concerns over the effect Justice Brett Kavanaugh would have on the Supreme Court for decades were actually, it turns out, being too near-sighted — as the Trump Administration made a move that could significantly affect an international relationship...
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...
China accused the U.S. of "trade bullyism practices" that have become "the greatest source of uncertainty and risk for the recovery of the global economy." Those comments were laid out in a 71-page white paper that carried the...
The U.S. government may soon impose tariffs on nearly all goods exported from China. There is no agreed justification for this policy: Some, such as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, say the goal is to open Chinese markets and ultimately increase trade,...
It’s not a Cold War. But the dispute between the world’s two largest economies is taking the world into unknown territory. “New U.S.-China Tariffs Raise Fears of an Economic Cold War,” proclaimed a Washington Post headline. The New York Times alleged that the United States and China were...
China is doing its best to win the competition, if not a war -- trade, diplomatic, political or even military -- with the United States. And it's succeeding on a number of fronts. On Monday, the Chinese Foreign Ministry warned...
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...
China aims to expand its influence from one polar cap to the other. Debt, demographics and a middle income trap stand in the way. By Marc Champion What struck Wang Wen about Antarctica, beyond the brutality of the December cold, was the...
The situation of the Sino-US trade war was already clear when the US President Donald Trump announced the first tariffs on billion worth of imports.  But Chinese President Xi Jinping did not care and was determined to fight, with...
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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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