For more than two centuries, the Western world has dominated international affairs. Is that epoch coming to an end? After all, the West’s share of global economic output is shrinking. All those wars in the Middle East since September...
Steve Bannon, former top advisor to Donald Trump, said Wednesday that the U.S. has been embroiled in a trade conflict with China for decades. "We're at war with China," Bannon said at the Delivering Alpha Conference, praising Trump...
As China and the United States escalate a trade war, the Chinese government is turning to familiar Wall Street and Washington insiders for advice on understanding President Donald Trump — with underwhelming results. Corporate leaders and former U.S. officials who...
Seoul has reacted with a mixture of optimism and confusion to the historic summit between Donald Trump and the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, after the US president announced an end to joint military exercises with South Korea. Leaders from around the...
The Korean War has been dubbed “the forgotten war” in the United States, sandwiched between World War II and the Vietnam War. But with President Trump the first U.S. president to meet a North Korean leader with an eye on...
The battle lines are drawn in the trade war with China, and President Donald Trump can expect little support from the high tech and financial sectors or the economics profession. They argue the U.S. is doing quite well. Donald Trump...
The chances of the U.S. entering into a military conflict with China have increased in the past six years, and the stakes are higher than ever, according to a new report by the RAND Corporation. The California-based think tank, which...
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...
China’s master strategists are making sure the latest United Nations sanctions cannot extinguish the menace that North Korea poses to world peace. Last week, Beijing again manipulated the UN into diluting sanctions so they won’t seriously impede North Korea’s development of nuclear weapons capable...
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...

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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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