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...
Are we entering the critical phase in the Great Power competition between America and China? The answer seems to be affirmative, based on a new Pentagon report released recently. The report — submitted to Congress by the Department of Defence and...
Beijing's officials won't say it, but they're thrilled to see the impeachment of South Korea's president Park Geun-hye. The night before the Constitutional Court's ruling, the state broadcaster devoted close to an hour of rolling news coverage to protests in...
By China correspondent Bill Birtles Updated 8 Apr 2016, 7:16am Revelations linking three top Chinese leaders, including President Xi Jinping, to offshore companies could radically shake up the Communist Party's anti-corruption campaign, China watchers say. Key points: Family members of China's senior...

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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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