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...
Note: As President Xi Jinping arrived in South Florida on Thursday for his first meeting with US counterpart Donald Trump, senior think tank researchers in both countries anticipated reinforcement of their mutual understanding and other positive outcomes. Many American business leaders...
China ultimately sees North Korea as an asset. President Trump believes the road to disarming North Korea runs through China, its biggest and most powerful ally. The problem is that Beijing doesn't seem willing to do much of anything to...
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...
US president thanks Chinese president for efforts on ‘substantial problem’ despite recently voicing frustration that China has not done more. Wrapping up his second European tour as president, Donald Trump and the leaders of China and Japan searched for consensus...
In the big scheme of things, the new grand chessboard isn't Western capitalism versus Soviet communism; it's the West versus the East and China is in the pole position. Slap China with trade tariffs, they dump Treasury bonds and...
When China Rules the World: The End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order is a book by British journalist and scholar Martin Jacques. It was released in 2009. It aroused a serious discussion...
BEIJING — Xi Jinping, China’s leader, is known as the Chairman of Everything. He makes decisions daily on the economy, the military, foreign policy, human rights and more. Yet on North Korea he is stuck. A strongman who usually acts...
After each North Korean provocation, a soothing mantra echoes through the halls of government and think-tanks in the United States. China, it is frequently said, could solve this seemingly unsolvable problem, finally reining in North Korea, if Beijing were just...
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...

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What’s behind China’s space programme expansion

China is a relative late-bloomer when it comes to the world of space exploration. But just 15 years after it first sent an astronaut into...

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