Some observers interpret the trade war that U.S. President Donald Trump has initiated with China as a tough negotiating tactic, aimed at forcing the Chinese to comply with World Trade Organization rules and Western norms of doing business. Once...
Those preoccupied last week with concerns over the effect Justice Brett Kavanaugh would have on the Supreme Court for decades were actually, it turns out, being too near-sighted — as the Trump Administration made a move that could significantly affect an international relationship...
China accused the U.S. of "trade bullyism practices" that have become "the greatest source of uncertainty and risk for the recovery of the global economy." Those comments were laid out in a 71-page white paper that carried the...
The situation of the Sino-US trade war was already clear when the US President Donald Trump announced the first tariffs on billion worth of imports.  But Chinese President Xi Jinping did not care and was determined to fight, with...
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...
“China is prepared to keep the peace on the Korean peninsula—whether the White House likes it or not.” As President Donald Trump trades threats with North Korea, China is staying idle. Through assertive military exercises and statements, Beijing has warned...
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...
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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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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