“Honesty is the best policy” is hardly a hallmark of the Trump régime, so China would have been smart to pursue a more honest, less manipulative path in its simmering trade war with the U.S.
Kim Jong-un's surprise recent visit to Beijing and Xi Jinping was an awkward get-together that didn't address the elephant in the room -- Kim's possible face-to-face meeting soon with Donald Trump.
Now that President Xi Jinping's presidential term has been extended indefinitely, African governments need to plan strategically for their future engagements with the Chinese.
The author of the controversial Silent Invasion argues it's not the book, but the reaction to it, that has highlighted something troubling in Australian intellectual life.
Canada has reportedly committed more than $1 billion to a Chinese investment bank. Is Canada unwittingly serving as a 'useful idiot' in Xi Jinping's grand plans to restore China's lost greatness?
Chinese official media casts President Xi Jinping as an anti-corruption crusader; critics say he's authoritarian. The reality is that he is a man of contrasts whose traits are difficult to pin down.
China has made numerous signals that it does not want to start a trade war with the US.
Clive Hamilton’s book is perhaps a useful reminder that we must not be naïve about our relationship with China, but his prescription is the wrong direction for tackling the genuine issues he raises.
Recent changes to China's constitution signal loud and clear that any hope for a path to democracy must be checked with reality.
The result of Russia's upcoming election is already known: President Vladimir Putin will be re-elected. Will he be content to be a lame duck, or will he undermine democracy to suit his ambition?
The Chinese Communist Party's decision to remove presidential term limits could be a signal to African despots.
There's a very unflattering historical parallel for Xi Jinping's move to lift term limits. The Chinese Communist Party is having none of it.
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 contestation of Asia will continue this year, with many countries facing internal and external battles.
China is succeeding in a high-stakes poker game on the Korean Peninsula. Did Canada and the U.S. just play into Chinese hands?
Brexit means the UK is seeking new partners, but how much is it willing to put up with to get a deal?
The Chinese government will use its consolidated power to try to reign in some of the biggest problems facing its economy in 2018.
China is stepping into a soft power vacuum created by the new US administration. Since Donald Trump was elected president, the country has eschewed soft power.
Canada’s "progressive trade agenda" with China might have died in the Great Hall of the People earlier this month. But there's now an opportunity for a serious reconsideration of the relationship.