Few winners in new world order
Profiting from the US-China trade war may turn out to be a Pyrrhic victory for the rest of the world.
Trump versus China means picking sides
There can be no middle road in the trade war between China and the United States. Soon we will have to choose one side or the other.
Grappling with the China paradox
After honing her language skills on the streets of Nanjing, Monash Law graduate, Helen Sawczak, is now immersed in building Australia’s ties with China.
For the Donald, nothing trumps Trump
The US President's actions show he's more concerned with stroking his ego than pursuing his nation's best interests.
Switching policies in Asia power struggle
Trump is trying to shape the US as a power in Asia and block China in the process, using techniques familiar to Beijing.
The challenges for China
The Chinese government will use its consolidated power to try to rein in some of the biggest problems facing its economy in 2018.
White paper shows a hedging of bets
Revisionism? Not so much – the first foreign policy white paper since 2003 is firmly in the camp of the status quo.
How China is clamping down on corruption
Chinese President Xi Jinping has launched a number of measures against corruption.
What lies behind China's clampdown on foreign casinos
The first front is the incursion of foreign casinos into China itself – most notably into the Chinese territory of Macau. Macau has its own separate legal system, so while gambling is officially illegal on the mainland, where only two official...
Fans of a more open China should welcome the devalued yuan
In May 2015 the IMF recognised that China’s yuan was no longer undervalued for the first time in more than a decade – a statement which contradicted the US Treasury Department’s assessment published just a month previously which said the...
China's five year economic plan is rich with symbolism
The final part of the Party keeping its contract with the people lies in being seen to keep leadership accountable, at least in the worst cases of abuse of power
China will need to be more transparent to achieve its development goals
Businesses and governments around the world are watching as China grows, innovates and extends its influence. We explore how the country got to where it is and what might be in store for its future in our series Understanding China’s Influence...