‘If Steve McQueen can do it …"
Conservative MP David Davies has been telling anti-TTIP activists that a leave vote is how they can torpedo the deal.
Purportedly Chinese dredging vessels are building up land around Fiery Cross Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea last year.
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China is building artificial islands in the South China Sea to exert its military and commercial power. Can conflict with the U.S. be avoided?
Heading in the opposite direction?
Sino-Japanese rivalry might well come to dominate this year's G7 and G20.
Paying respects in Mao’s home town.
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Five decades ago, China began a decade of devastating crackdowns and purges – and the causes are still poorly understood.
On their knees. Scrutiny and stigma for athletes has ramped up.
The history of the fight against drug taking in sport shows us why we're in such a mess right now.
Love and affection are as important as food, water and shelter.
Children raised in orphanages often lack a key ingredient for healthy development – love.
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As grassland turns to desert, dust is blown into the atmosphere and across oceans.
Reuters/Kim Kyung Hoon
Fifty years ago on May 16 the Cultural Revolution began. Don’t expect this event to be given much attention in China itself, though. The reality is that despite Mao Zedong’s continuing iconic status, his…
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New research questions whether claims of a 'national sex revolution' in China are actually nothing of the sort.
Australian and New Zealand dairy farmers need to get used to the low prices for milk as they represent the new norm in global markets.
Cooperatives like Murray Goulburn and Fonterra and dairy farmers need to accept that lower milk prices will be the new normal in a more competitive global market.
Is the ‘golden relationship’ already on the rocks?
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Is being rude to overseas visitors an attempt to hold on to the pride that comes with power?
A fine line: the China-North Korea border.
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China's unpredictable neighbour is a massive liability – and one to be handled with kid gloves.
Choosing the right tactics?
Xi Jinping is spearheading an extraordinary bid to dominate the world's favourite sport. But will he take the Chinese people with him?
The influence of London's Chinatown is declining, but Chinese wealth is bringing far greater change to the city's modern skyline.
Round ‘em up.
Washington has been trying to corral the ASEAN countries into a unified bloc against China – but it could actually destabilise the region further.
China's recent splurge on corporate acquisitions has demonstrated an ability to create value that outstrips its western rivals.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull visited China with a large trade delegation in April.
The message Chinese investors are getting from Australia is shifting from ambiguous to ominously hostile.
Women practise roller derby in Beijing. The aggressive sport is growing in popularity in China.
The United Nations is using an exhibition roller derby match in Beijing as a way of promoting China's groundbreaking domestic violence laws. This fast-paced, full-contact sport is challenging traditional ideas about female athletes.
Ethiopians reading newspapers in the capital Addis Ababa. The country’s media is among the most repressed on the continent.
Press freedom has changed little in the past decade. If the African Union is to commit to the principles of democracy, it needs to do more to uphold freedom of expression and protects its journalists.
Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn greets US President Barack Obama on his arrival in Ethiopia.
Between 1995 and 2013 the US provided about US$98 billion in aid to sub-Saharan Africa. But the country's economic and political reach is slowly declining.