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...
How the U.S. can convince Beijing to exert its leverage against the North Korean nuclear threat. The rhetoric is certainly heating up on North Korea. President Donald Trump warned North Korea's leader that if he threatens the United States, he...
China’s economic relationship with North Korea has been thrust once again into the spotlight, as President Trump has called upon China to use economic sanctions to rein in its neighbor, which has threatened to "blow the U.S. from the...
Chinese President Xi Jinping is a "hard arse" and US President Donald Trump should use clear, quiet diplomacy instead of tweets in dealing with China on North Korea, former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd says. Mr Rudd, who has returned...
Asia News Network commentators propose measures to address the looming crisis. Here are excerpts: ONLY TWO REALISTIC OPTIONS FOR TRUMP Justin Fendos The Korea Herald, South Korea I think it is important to go over a few things about North Korea. First, let's get...
China has unleashed a barrage of nearly 150 recent write-ups that not only brand India as the aggressor, but warn of dire consequences, including war, if India doesn’t withdraw. China is not only a much bigger, richer, more populous, and...
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...
After President Trump threatened nuclear-armed North Korea with “fire and fury” — and after Kim Jong Un’s hermit kingdom replied with a bombastic warning aimed at a speck of U.S. territory in the vast western Pacific — many Americans got busy Googling...
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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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