As trade talks resume between China and the United States, President Donald Trump’s advisers are confident he can portray his stance against Beijing as a strength in the 2020 election, despite making concessions and having no deal in sight. Trump...
The eyes of Wall Street, if not the world, were on President Donald J. Trump and Chinese President-for-life Xi Jinping when they met to discuss trade relations. Trump made it clear that any deal must stop China’s theft of intellectual...
Notwithstanding Washington drama and parlor games, the biggest story of the decade is that America’s response to China’s economic and military aggression has changed dramatically. With bipartisan support in Congress, President Donald Trump has moved forcefully to toughen allied...
The Trump administration is engaged in a global juggling act involving so many strategically significant balls that it would confound the capabilities of the most skilled circus performer. President Trump’s allies praise him for his willingness to take on issues...
The Trump administration this week took some major shots at Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei. But US officials have expressed concerns about the company for years. On Wednesday, President Donald Trump issued an executive order banning United States companies from using information and communications...
During uring Donald Trump’s campaign to be president, he regularly cited China’s export subsidies as “evil”, and in his manifesto he pledged to “cut a better deal with China that helps American businesses and workers compete”. The president turned decades of musings...
Mohammed bin Salman knows how to command an audience. One year ago, the charismatic 32-year-old heir to the Saudi throne had four of Silicon Valley’s biggest celebrity investors — Sam Altman, Marc Andreessen, Peter Thiel, and Vinod Khosla — seated couchside...
Italy's decision to be the first major European economy to join China's massive investment and infrastructure project, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), can only exacerbate tensions between Italy and its neighbors. On Saturday, President Xi Jinping and the Italian government signed...
It’s hard to coin a new term, but the National Endowment for Democracy did just that in a report released two years ago. Co-authored by Chris Walker and Jessica Ludwig of NED, along with four regional experts, “Sharp Power...
A court ruling in favor of a billionaire businessman against The Sydney Morning Herald illustrates the sorry state of the country’s defamation laws. In the decade I spent reporting from China, the most immediate obstacles to journalism were often physical....

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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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