The South China Sea lies squarely in the tropics. You’ll find a few hundred reefs and atolls in the 3.5 million-square-kilometer tract of water extending from Taiwan nearly to the equator. Six governments claim all or parts of the...
China is getting serious about cracking down on North Korea with punishing economic sanctions — or at least it’s trying to make it look that way. This week China abruptly cut off seafood imports from North Korea in accordance with new...
China’s master strategists are making sure the latest United Nations sanctions cannot extinguish the menace that North Korea poses to world peace. Last week, Beijing again manipulated the UN into diluting sanctions so they won’t seriously impede North Korea’s development of nuclear weapons capable...
The battle of nerves between India and China continues with neither side willing to blink and preparing for the long haul in Doka La. Will this mean that India-China bilateral ties will come to a halt? Unlikely. National Security Adviser Ajit Doval...
“China is prepared to keep the peace on the Korean peninsula—whether the White House likes it or not.” As President Donald Trump trades threats with North Korea, China is staying idle. Through assertive military exercises and statements, Beijing has warned...
The chances of the U.S. entering into a military conflict with China have increased in the past six years, and the stakes are higher than ever, according to a new report by the RAND Corporation. The California-based think tank, which...
In the aftermath of the Cold War, the Soviet “Evil Empire” appeared to be more myth than reality—a public relations stunt perpetrated by USSR leadership to appear strong. In fact, the pace of Soviet expenditure on its military, at...
For years after it took control of Hong Kong from Britain, China kept its military in the city on a low profile. Its presence was largely symbolic and People's Liberation Army troops were rarely seen outside their main barracks in...
He is arguably the most powerful man on Earth. Presiding over the second-biggest economy, the second-best-funded military and the world's largest population. Unlike his American counterpart, Xi Jinping does not have to fend off opposition political parties, a free media and...
China has unleashed a barrage of nearly 150 recent write-ups that not only brand India as the aggressor, but warn of dire consequences, including war, if India doesn’t withdraw. China is not only a much bigger, richer, more populous, and...
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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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