Australia’s beef exports to China have been falling despite a reduction in tariffs.
Australia is not mustering the exports of beef it should under the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement, a new report finds.
A paramilitary policeman stands guard under a giant portrait of Chairman Mao Zedong at the Tiananmen gate in Beijing.
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.
Africa needs to structure better economic deals with China.
The Chinese £1bn investment in Sheffield, a former mining town in northern England, comes with valuable lessons about how Africa can maximise economic value in its dealings with China.
I can’t understand a word you’re saying, François.
The decision to delay a major nuclear deal has ruffled feathers in Beijing. Is this a sign of the new PM's approach to international relations?
China’s State Grid Corporation was hoping to add a majority stake in Ausgrid to its growing global network.
Energy markets are increasingly global, with growing security issues. Disengaging is not the answer.
Filipino fishers in the South China Sea.
EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG
The South China Sea produces more than 10% of the world's fish – but the catch is increasingly under threat.
There is a risk of cyber attack from China on Australian assets like Ausgrid.
There is a real threat from Chinese ownership of electricity networks such as Ausgrid. The Treasurer needs to be more frank about these threats.
Tourists visit the Great Wall of China.The problem of racism in the country is bigger than that of Afrophobia.
Although ‘race’ as a biological category was discredited long ago, racial thinking or racialism is still common in China.
Xi Jinping is no fan of an unregulated internet.
China is used to media being kept on a tight leash, but the party's latest swoop has an ominous new zeal about it.
Poor Scott Morrison. Public policy storms don’t get more perfect than this. Nor are they generally quite as revealing of the increasingly complex environment in which policies are made these days. The…
The bids from two Chinese firms for the lease of NSW electricity network Ausgrid have been rejected by the Australian Treasurer.
The Chinese government is changing its role in state-owned enterprises and there's less cause for concern about the investment bids of these firms in Australia.
Some fear that Chinese investment will lead to a painful trade-off between Ukraine’s desperate economic needs and its long-standing democratic dream.
Ukraine desperately needs Chinese investment but, like many other countries in this position, this is giving rise to concerns about the consequences for its fragile democracy.
Plenty of gold but little growth.
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Uber did everything right in China. That's where it really went wrong and why it should serve as a cautionary tale for Western CEOs looking for growth in China.
An ivory comb. Most sales from Vietnam to China involve carved ivory.
The amount of ivory on sale in Vietnam has increased by more than 600% in the past eight years. As China has taken a tougher stance on the ivory trade, sales in Vietnam have increased.
Two of East Asia's biggest powers are still technically at war and deadlocked over contested territories. Now one of them wants to be friends.
Will China be the first to genetically enhance future generations?
Regulations, funding and public opinion around genetically enhancing future generations vary from country to country. Here's why China may be poised to be the pioneer.
Uber is exiting the race for dominance in China's ride-hailing market and selling its stake to rival Didi Chuxing.
Piccadilly Circus in smog, 1952.
Data from London's Great Smog of 1952 show that air pollution exposure in early life leads to striking increases in asthma rates. Millions in the developing world face similar risks today.
South Africa’s economy isn’t growing. Solutions are within its grasp.
The South African Reserve Bank has forecast zero percent growth for 2016. Some urgent steps are needed to get the country out of this hole.
Personal ‘hygiene sticks’ used in toilets on the Silk Road.
Hui-Yuan Yeh. Reproduced from the Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports.
How a research team identified parasites in 'hygiene sticks' that travellers on the Silk Road effectively used as their toilet paper.