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...
Canada’s economic ties to China tomorrow must be as dense and interwoven as are ours with the U.S. today, if we are to secure prosperity. It’s often small signals that reveal massive changes taking place just beneath the surface in...
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...
It’s no secret that tensions between China and America are ramping up over the South China Sea and Taiwan as President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have drawn a firm line against China. Tillerson even went so far...
Palm Beach, Florida (CNN)President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping established a new framework for high-level negotiations on a range of issues and pledged to make progress on trade negotiations within the next 100 days during meetings here...
Asia News Network commentators propose measures to address the looming crisis. Here are excerpts: ONLY TWO REALISTIC OPTIONS FOR TRUMP Justin Fendos The Korea Herald, South Korea I think it is important to go over a few things about North Korea. First, let's get...
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...
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...
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...
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said he trusted China would not build anything on a disputed South China Sea shoal because he was given its "word of honor" and Beijing would not want to jeopardize a new friendship. Duterte...
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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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