Beijing's officials won't say it, but they're thrilled to see the impeachment of South Korea's president Park Geun-hye. The night before the Constitutional Court's ruling, the state broadcaster devoted close to an hour of rolling news coverage to protests in...
New WikiLeaks documents reveal US government agent stymied by a dialogue box in Chinese during an attempted hack How do you frustrate a CIA hacker? Show them Chinese. In one of the 8,761 new documents released by WikiLeaks on Tuesday, which...
China indicated a continued slowdown in defense spending growth this year, as President Xi Jinping presses ahead with a sweeping military overhaul. The defense budget will rise “about 7 percent,” National People’s Congress spokeswoman Fu Ying told a briefing ahead...

On War and Peace

  Hun was a powerful militant nation in history, its name closely related to warfare. The Huns worshiped the sun and the moon and had the awe in heavens and earth, but their harsh living conditions in grass and desserts turned them into...
It's been a month and adjusting to Donald Trump as US president has been an enormous challenge for China, as for many around the world. He arrived in office full of provocative and unpredictable messaging on China, but Beijing needs...
The retired defence chief Angus Houston has warned Australia should not participate in freedom of navigation operations within 12 nautical miles of China’s artificial islands in the South China Sea. He has also criticised the push to blockade China’s artificial...
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...
Chinese military technology is reaching "near-parity" with the West, a new report from the London-based think tank IISS has found. Western dominance in advanced military systems can no longer be taken for granted. China accounted for a third of Asia's...
Like many rich Chinese language businesspeople in search of an insurance coverage coverage in opposition to their capricious if usually worthwhile political system, Xiao Jianhua acquired overseas citizenship. But when the billionaire investor thought that having Canadian citizenship and a...
By Thomas Eder and Bertram Lang For fugitives from Chinese justice, good hiding places in Europe are getting fewer and further between. France’s extradition of Chen Wenhua from Paris to Beijing in September 2016 was widely celebrated by Chinese media...
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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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