Artist’s rendition of a raid on a Chinese gambling house, 1872.
National Library of Australia via Trove
Chinese gamblers in Australia were once prosecuted and had to stand up for their rights, now they are sought after by Australian casino owners.
In China, Trump is depicted as a threat to stability.
Some countries clearly prefer one candidate over the other. But the biggest loser may be the American political process, long held up as a model for the rest of the world to emulate.
The ascendency of Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines is just one of the shifts away from liberalism in southeast Asia.
Reuters/Lean Daval Jr
Shifts in southeast Asian countries' political leadership has led to another worrying region-wide shift: away from liberalism.
Chinese dancers perform during the launching of a promotion in Shanghai in 2004, the year China became Coca-Cola’s biggest Asian market.
Claro Cortes IV/Reuters
Uber's 'retreat' from China has led to soul-searching about whether the country is worth it. Don't tell that to Coca-Cola and GM, however, which have found great success in the People's Republic.
Of all the indicators of Australia’s evolving relationship with China, Crown Casino’s current problems are some of the most striking, unexpected and revealing. They present an unflattering but painfully…
Crown Resorts operates three casinos in Macau and planned to lure more Chinese high rollers to its Australian operations before the arrest of eighteen employees threw their behaviour in China into question.
It's easy for foreign businesses in China to misstep when they don't understand the lack of a rule of law and the influence of the government.
Challenging times for some BRICS countries.
BRICS is slowly being written off as a bloc that can administer coherent political action.
One of the major benefits for BRICS is economic cooperation.
BRICS goes into its eighth summit with lots of hurdles. Sanusha Naidu consideres its future prospects.
The Micius satellite will encrypt data using fundamental laws of physics rather than crackable codes.
Women are driving the declining rate of marriage in China.
Chinese parents and the state are concerned about the declining marriage rate in the country. But the focus on single men ignores the root of the problem.
The digital revolution is great, until it’s time to upgrade.
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Digital devices are ubiquitous. A new film looks at where they come from, who makes them, and where they end up when they're discarded.
Most serious foreign policy analysts hope Hillary Clinton wins the US presidential race.
Despite growing concerns about possible declining American power and influence, the US still dominates the region upon which Australia has increasingly come to depend.
China and the US are at the centre of multilateral trade talk disagreements.
With no sign of resolution in the near future the collapse of multilateral trade negotiations, tagged as the Doha round, risks breeding a major crisis.
Australia should be careful in accusing China of dumping steel into the local market, as the definitions of dumping and the tariffs on this practise have changed to suit governments in the past.
Governments have been known to change the definition of anti-dumping tariffs to suit their needs, so accusations of steel dumping from China are still quite subjective.
Nations can choose their friends – and their enemies – but they can’t choose their geography. Australia is fortunate to enjoy one of the most strategically benign locations in the world, but this hasn’t…
Trump and Clinton shakes hands
We asked a group of scholars to listen to Clinton vs. Trump and pick just one quote to react to. Here’s what the experts heard.
The Brahmaputra is known for its unpredictable fury. Assamese plains dwellers are often victims of floods but also earn a livelihood from the river.
At the heart of the Himalayas, the ongoing conflict between China and India for the hydro-power race will affect the whole region.
It appears a significant proportion of Australia’s Chinese community feel the Australian media cover China within a narrow framework.
Anti-Chinese hostility, channelled and fanned by the mainstream media, may fuel negative sentiments toward Australia on the part of Chinese migrants.
Voice of America
After North Korea's fifth nuclear test on September 9, the U.S. is calling for tighter global sanctions. New research shows that this strategy actually helps North Korea.
The endangered ‘fishing cat’ is known to scientists as
Prionailurus viverrinus, but is Felis viverrinus in Chinese wildlife law.
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Many scientific names have changed since China's 'protected species list' was last updated in 1989.