Is Italy playing with fire when it comes to China?

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...

Sharp Power and Stock Villains

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...

The Guardian view on Xinjiang’s detention camps: not just China’s shame

An “A-list” comedian, well-known singers, scholars, pensioners and civil servants – the list of prisoners grows. As many as 1.5 million Uighurs and other Muslims...

The Christchurch manifesto praised China’s values. That’s sparking debate in China

In the manifesto that has been identified with the suspect in the mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand, the writer says he identifies most closely...

How Australia Became the Defamation Capital of the World

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...

China’s national security and the ‘three warfares’: How Beijing decides who...

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...