China should be more worried than the U.S. about this week's murder of Kim Jong Un's half brother Kim Jong Nam and a missile test, some analysts say. "China must do something otherwise they no longer look like a serious...
hinese President Xi Jinping met with Nepali Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Monday afternoon, and they agreed to cooperate more in jointly building the Belt and Road. Xi said friendly ties between China and Nepal are in the fundamental...
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...
Chinese strongman Xi Jinping has a terrible weakness - and his name is Kim Jong Un. This is supposed to be the Chinese President's big moment. Not since Deng Xiaoping's day has a mainland leader controlled, well, everything - foreign...
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...
If India wants to play the larger game of countervailing Chinese power, it must confront Beijing’s moves to narrow its strategic space in the neighbourhood. We are currently in a prolonged stand-off with Chinese forces on the Doklam plateau and it is hoped that this...
India has been on the radar of different international agencies in recent days and has been getting high marks for its reforms and growth prospects—beating China. Country risk monitoring agency Aon, for instance, is optimistic on India’s prospects. “India remains...
It is difficult to figure out just what is happening in the ongoing face-off between India and China on the India-China-Bhutan tri-junction, or specifically the point where the three Himalayan regions — Sikkim, Tibet and Bhutan — meet. The standoff has...
The ABC’s Andrew Greene broke the story last weekend that a Chinese Navy electronic intelligence-gathering vessel had been spotted off the Queensland coast in the vicinity of the Talisman Sabre defence exercises, which it was almost certainly monitoring. Australia’s...
Less than two years after its founding on Sept. 9, 1948, North Korea invaded South Korea, starting a war in which tens of thousands of China’s soldiers died fighting on the side of its communist neighbor. In the decades since the...

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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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