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...
China's growing influence over Australian politics has similarities with Russia's recent meddling in American democracy, a former top US intelligence official has warned. How China uses its 'soft power' strategy The communist state exercises "soft power" in Australia in myriad ways,...
There was a frightening new guest at the party that marked Russia's Navy Day celebrations this past weekend -- perhaps representing the greatest single global challenge for President Donald Trump. Chinese warships joined the parade of Russian naval vessels in...
President Donald Trump drifted into dangerous waters last week when he dispatched a strike fleet near the Korean peninsula, stoking fears that the U.S. could carry out an attack on North Korea’s nuclear facilities, a move that would not...
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...
Frustrated China has not done more to rein in North Korea, the Trump administration could impose new sanctions on small Chinese banks and other firms doing business with Pyongyang within weeks, two senior US officials say. The US measures would...
Chinese President Xi Jinping is a "hard arse" and US President Donald Trump should use clear, quiet diplomacy instead of tweets in dealing with China on North Korea, former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd says. Mr Rudd, who has returned...
After President Trump threatened nuclear-armed North Korea with “fire and fury” — and after Kim Jong Un’s hermit kingdom replied with a bombastic warning aimed at a speck of U.S. territory in the vast western Pacific — many Americans got busy Googling...
US. President Donald Trump, a self-proclaimed dealmaker and foreign-policy neophyte, is throwing out the rules of diplomacy with China - and experts say it's a gamble that may work. Frustrated with Beijing over a slew of issues, the former Manhattan...
Malcolm Turnbull and Donald Trump buried the hatchet in New York last week to assure that the US-Australia alliance is on firm footing. As Trump's business confidant, Blackstone Group chairman Stephen Schwarzman, personally told Turnbull in New York on Friday...
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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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