From an Australian perspective, Donald’s Trump Asian tour could hardly be more important.
Expectations for Trump’s engagement with the region may be low, but the same could not be said for the stakes at a time of considerable uncertainty and risk.
Chinese President Xi Jinping wants to make China great again. US President Donald Trump has expressed similar hopes for his own country.
The comparison between ancient Athens and modern China, and Sparta and the US, through the Thucydides Trap, has its limitations.
China's conventional military assets are intimidating enough, but its latest technological advances could transform the military balance in its neighbourhood.
More in common than you might think.
Why we can expect Xi Jinping and Donald Trump's meeting at Mar-a-Lago to be a success.
North Korean cyberattacks may increase as the country comes under greater international pressure.
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The international community – and the U.S. and China in particular – should give serious thought to what might be North Korea's cyberattack equivalent of a nuclear weapons test.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump will meet next month in Florida.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's recent trip to Asia offers some insights into how the Trump administration might deal with China.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo.
Uncertainty persists about what "America First" will mean for US-Asia policy, and the Secretary of State's recent tour of the region leaves us none the wiser.
While Xi Jinping will no doubt continue as general secretary of the party, the question is whether he will be able to install enough people loyal to him.
There are many key events to watch for this year in China, but by far the most significant is the 19th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, likely to be held in November. The congress is held…
A squadron of UAE Mirage fighter planes such as this one at the Dubai Airshow are stationed in Eritrea for Yemeni operations.
The growing Arab military, political and religious influence is only the latest example of an external force taking hold in the Horn of Africa.
Donald Trump’s thumbs up for Taiwan is a sign of things to come.
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Donald Trump looks like he's gearing up for a trade war with China that has been years in the making.
Taiwanese premier Tsai Ing-wen converses with Donald Trump.
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The frenzied response to this year's most examined courtesy call played right into Beijing's hands.
Will the world be safer if Trump meant the things he said on the campaign trail, or if he didn't?
A glimpse of China’s ‘export machine’ at Ningbo port in Zhejiang province.
China’s goods are everywhere, thanks to the gains China has made from trade and foreign investment. Now that China wants to return the favor, the US may risk losing out if it chooses to turn inward.
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China may have more to gain from Trump's rise than any other nation – but the risks of a miscalculation are enormous.
Trump is only the latest U.S. politician to bash China over its trade and currency policies. Is the criticism fair?
Christmas Eve 2015, Paris.
Well Santa has come and gone, at least for the largest proportion of the world’s population. And, as we reach the end of the year, it is inevitably time to review recent trends and the prospects for 2016…
Reports suggest President Xi will meet with US tech leaders this week. Will that overshadow his meeting with President Obama?
While the timing of the planned forum is not ideal, it continues a long tradition of Chinese leaders engaging with US tech leaders and may prove beneficial to overall relations.
A change in the scales isn’t likely to put a major dent in the growth in US exports to China.
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China's interventions to cheapen its currency relative to others will hurt US imports in the short term, but the country's surging "mainstream" will easily offset the impact.
Will the US-China relationship devolve into Spy vs Spy?
The protection of trade secrets is an area of concern for both countries and is more likely to lead to an agreement.
Containment or engagement?
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The irony is that Chinese misunderstanding of America's motives may lead Washington to reconsider its policy of engagement – to China's detriment.