CHINA is pushing the boundaries of its new-found military might, sending an advanced spy ship to monitor Australia’s largest international war game. It comes amid what a US military official describes and an unusual and unexpected surge of Chinese surveillance...
The navies of India, Japan and the United States began a set of war games on Monday with a particular target: submarines capable of sliding unannounced into the deep waters of the Indian Ocean, silently taking positions near the...
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...
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...
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...
China and India have been locked in a military standoff in a remote section of the Himalayas for a couple of months. At first it appeared to be the latest of the minor clashes that have flared between the...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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Chinese influence is more than just ‘soft power’ and we need...

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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