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...
The first time it happened was bewildering. Rex Tillerson, on his maiden voyage to Beijing as secretary of state, with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at his side, parroted a series of Communist Party slogans that are well-known shorthand for...
Chief Strategist Steve Bannon's dismissal from the White House last week removes one of the most hawkish voices on China within the Trump Administration. But his departure won't lead to major reversals in Donald Trump's now increasingly tough foreign policy stance...

Competing with China

Steve Bannon might have been right about just one thing—the United States needs to play China’s game. While Steve Bannon’s departure from the White House is being cheered and largely welcomed by the so-called mainstream media, progressives, liberals, and even...
After being ejected from the White House on Friday, Steve Bannon told the Weekly Standard: “The Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over.” It’s not entirely clear what he meant, or whether he was saying anything worth paying...
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...
China is getting serious about cracking down on North Korea with punishing economic sanctions — or at least it’s trying to make it look that way. This week China abruptly cut off seafood imports from North Korea in accordance with new...
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...
How likely are strong US-North Korea relations against China? Will the U.S. play its trump card on North Korea to isolate Beijing? After a 7-day rollercoaster of threats and saber-rattling, tensions between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un...
The U.S. and China seem to be on the verge of a costly trade war. Most recently, the Trump administration announced that Chinese shipments of aluminum foil will now face a hefty import tax, a decision that is intended to offset what...
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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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