Recent changes to China's constitution signal loud and clear that any hope for a path to democracy must be checked with reality.
The Chinese Communist Party's decision to remove presidential term limits could be a signal to African despots.
Any naive hopes for a peaceful evolution to democracy in China are shattered against the reality that it's now a one-man dictatorship. What does it mean for the West?
Xi Jinping is now ruling without term limits. That's bad news for corrupt officials – and perhaps for the Chinese people.
The Chinese government will use its consolidated power to try to reign in some of the biggest problems facing its economy in 2018.
Australian universities shouldn't silence or be silenced by Chinese students who hold nationalistic views, they should encourage a healthy debate.
The Chinese Communist Party has disciplined more than a million officials since Xi took power in 2012. What is going on?
Speaking with: Professor Bates Gill on Australia’s changing relationship with China.
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William Isdale speaks with Bates Gill on the importance of Australia's relationship with China and how best to navigate the sometimes complex alliance.
Still smarting from centuries of ancient humiliation, China is ready to rise to global supremacy.
China's surplus of unmarriageable men poses a stark dilemma for Xi and other leaders as they set the country's economic course for the next five years.
The upcoming Chinese Communist Party's 19th National Congress will see one of the biggest turnovers of China’s military elite since the founding of the country.
Next week, the Communist Party of China will commence its 19th National Party Congress, where its leadership and policy agenda for the next five years will be announced.
The future direction of the Chinese Communist Party will be decided at this year's National Congress. The leader may not change but there are key roles up for grabs.
The communist state exercises 'soft power' in Australia in myriad ways, and it is vital that it is resisted.
If Australia is going to successfully navigate its way through the “Asian Century,” we need independent centres of research excellence on China.
The Conversation sought response from the Australia-China Relations Institute based at the University of Technology Sydney in relation to analysis questioning their research, funding and reporting.
Christianity has grown at a rapid rate in China. The Catholic church, however, is split into an official one and an 'underground' one. A scholar explains how better relations with Vatican could help.
The public debate about Chinese corporations investing in Australia is spurred by several misleading ideas about the control of the Chinese government and its intervention with private businesses.
China's hukou system is a relic of the Mao era – and it's holding the nation's rural population back.
In China, art is called upon to promote the Communist Party's agenda. But the staging of concerts here commemorating Mao Zedong's death poses thorny questions about artistic freedom.