The paper recognises China will continue to dominate consumption of Australia’s minerals exports, tourism and education services.
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You will find no revisionism in this foreign policy white paper; the first foreign policy white paper since 2003 is firmly in the camp of the status quo.
Chinese Vice Premier Ma Kai met with
French Minister of Finance Michel Sapin in Paris in 2016 and the two agreed to deepen ties between the two countries. So how is their guanxi?
With a growing number of Chinese firms investing in France, new concepts are being introduced, including « guanxi », a reciprocal and emotional relationship between business partners.
Who’s rushing? The Chinese Long March 5 rocket lifts off.
Dreams of new footprints on the moon are more about domestic politics than foreign policy.
An earlier get together.
Mutual benefits beckon.
Will the rest of the world catch up with a trend which encourages gift buying for yourself?
The first daigou retailer recently listed on the ASX, AuMake.
New stores based on the business of personal shoppers for Chinese clients are capitalising on the country's emerging middle class.
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.
Navdeep Bains, Canada’s
innovation, science and economic development minister, takes part in a technology event in Ottawa in May 2017. The Canadian government has started up a $1.26-billion fund to support innovation-related business investments.
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If leaders of educational institutions are concerned about the employability of graduates, they should avoid over-investing in STEM subjects and stop snubbing liberal arts.
Since 1800, the world’s population has multiplied seven and a half times.
The world’s population has reached 7.5 billion and is expected to climb to nearly 10 billion by 2050. Why will population growth inevitably continue? Should we try to reduce or stop this growth?
U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping pose for photographers before a meeting at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in April in Palm Beach, Fla.
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
The contrast between the U.S. and China could not be clearer in recent weeks: China enjoys dignity without democracy; the United States has democracy without dignity. Yet there are many similarities.
Politics Podcast: Kevin Rudd on avoiding Donald Trump.
Kevin Rudd now spends much of his time in the US, where he keeps a close eye on the unfolding Trump presidency.
Does the road to containing the North Korea threat really run through Beijing?
Politicians and pundits are overplaying China's influence over Kim Jong-Un.
People ride tricycle carts past a poster featuring Chinese President Xi Jinping along a street in Beijing. China’s ruling Communist Party has praised President Xi as a Marxist thinker, adding to intense propaganda promoting Xi’s personal image as he begins a second five-year term as leader.
(AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Chinese President Xi Jinping has been enshrined in the Communist Party's constitution as the sole legitimate interpreter of Chinese Marxism for the “new era.” Now he can look to the rest of the world.
President Xi Jinping is cracking down on corruption in the Chinese government. But could it just be a power play?
The Chinese Communist Party has disciplined more than a million officials since Xi took power in 2012. What is going on?
The new members of the Standing Committee of the Politburo (L to R) Han Zheng, Wang Huning, Li Zhanshu, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Wang Yang, and Zhao Leji
China's newly elected leadership team promises to bring continuity in the country's gradual domestic reform and a stronger focus on internationalism.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping during the signing ceremony on the sidelines of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, May 14 2017.
Using the country's foreign policy to support national development will equip Indonesia to navigate geopolitical shifts.
Xi Jinping affirmed that, within a few decades, China would become a prosperous modern socialist society and the world’s most important country.
The most important political event of 2017, the 19th Chinese Communist Party Congress, has concluded. And while there was much to digest, one image above all stands out: Xi Jinping’s political dominance…
Rohingya refugees walk from Myanmar to refugee camps in Bangladesh.
Despite an international commitment to protect civilians from genocidal violence, the world's response to ethnic cleansing in Myanmar has been feeble. An expert explains the challenges.
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Speaking with: Professor Bates Gill on Australia’s changing relationship with China.
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William Isdale speaks with Bates Gill on the importance of Australia's relationship with China and how best to navigate the sometimes complex alliance.
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Support for asserting Japan's military might in response to threats from North Korea and China may destabilize the region.