Months of protests in Hong Kong have pitted residents of all ages and backgrounds against their police force, local government, and the Chinese Communist Party, and there is no question of who is less powerful. Yet in a parallel battle...
Protesters of Hong Kong, I think I can safely say that I am one among many millions of people around the world who admire your bravery. And support your cause of preserving liberty, even extending it to full electoral...
Ah Lung spends his days working as a clerk for a Hong Kong shipping firm. At night, he dons a mask, black helmet and body armor, and heads out into the streets to face off against the city’s riot...
In Hong Kong, China’s leaders are confronted by an old truth, familiar to more securely established governments, that with power comes responsibility. There is no doubt Beijing has the brute strength to crush pro-democracy protests in Britain’s former colony. Equally,...
In recent years Beijing has more assertively demonstrated its global ambitions through a number of economic and military leverages, including its military expansion in the South China Sea and its multi-billion-dollar foreign media push. Key points: The 'three warfare' framework refers to public...
Oh my, how times have changed. Huawei executives doing the perp walk. American universities shuttering Confucius Centers. Voters in the Maldives, Sri Lanka and elsewhere rejecting leaders who have cozied up to China. Malaysia and others demanding better deals from Beijing or otherwise trying...
The world in 2019: The vexed politics of our times has obscured the view ahead. Over the holidays we are examining some big issues on the horizon. Today we look at tensions between the leading global powers. Many of those peering...
An epic struggle between the United States and China for control of the technologies that will dominate our future is unfolding- and investors are being caught in the crossfires. The G20 summit will kick off this weekend in Argentina, against...
Trump and Xi Jinping could fix parts of the US-China relationship in Argentina. They won’t. President Donald Trump will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping for a working dinner during the G20 summit this week, and it looks like it will...
On Malcolm Turnbull's last weekend as prime minister he picked up the phone and called the White House. In the inner sanctum, his government had just made a threshold decision on the hyper-connected, fifth-generation mobile telecommunications future that's to...

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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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