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...
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...
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...
China and Japan’s postwar truce has always been an uneasy one – and if Washington cools its support for Tokyo, the dynamics in the region could shift dangerously. For news out of east Asia, it is difficult to compete with...
Beijing enforces some U.N. sanctions, but Chinese business still helps to preserve North Korea’s government. In Donald Trump’s struggles to confront the escalating threat of North Korea’s nuclear program, one factor has always loomed large: China. Trump believes Beijing, Pyongyang’s chief...
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...
China denies mixing business with politics, yet it has long used trade to punish countries that refuse to toe its line. China’s recent heavy-handed economic sanctioning of South Korea, in response to that country’s decision to deploy the Terminal...
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...
China, which sells billions in fuel and food to North Korea, is far better positioned than the U.S. to weaken its volatile neighbor without firing a single missile. President Donald Trump threatened North Korea with “fire and fury” over its...
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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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