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…
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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.
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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.
As degrees become more commonplace, African graduates are struggling more to find jobs.
Global economic realities shouldn't deter African universities from continuing to push for massification. But they must do so armed with knowledge, lessons from elsewhere and strong funding models.
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The decision to review Hinkley Point C was carried out in a way that quite unnecessarily put Britain’s future relations with China in jeopardy.
A power utility is considered a key asset for a development state.
The prevailing political fights over control of state-owned enterprises in South Africa has the potential to have a deep impact on the economy, and the quality and direction of the development state.
Whose land are domestic and foreign real estate investors trading?
The history of foreign investment in land and real estate shows the global movement of people and capital is closely linked to the prevailing geopolitics.
There are some rather remarkable aspects of the increasingly heated debate about China’s influence in Australia. First, the idea that China actually has any “soft power” to exert is actually rather surprising…
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Central Asia's most populous country is stagnant and repressive, but its two massive neighbours want in now Islam Karimov is gone.
US President Barack Obama departs his last G20 summit.
The G20’s lack of leadership will continue to contribute to the current global economic malaise.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says China has more freedom to invest in Australia than almost any other country.
Evidence suggests our foreign investment policy has changed over time, but to what end?
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte.
Why would the Philippine president risk alienating an important and generous ally?
On major strategic questions facing the region Australia and Indonesia are in broad agreement.
Australia and Indonesia should gradually re-frame their relationship by considering shared interests within the broader regional context.
En garde in the Spratly Islands.
Vietnam is deeply spooked by the struggle over the South China Sea – but its friends in south-east Asia aren't so keen to stand up to Beijing.
Understanding how China operates on an international level means understanding how it exercises soft power.
'Soft power' has been spoken of a great deal in relation to Sam Dastyari's recent political donations strife, but it is often misunderstood.
Labor senator Sam Dastyari admits he ‘made a mistake’ by accepting money from a Chinese company to cover a travel bill.
The pernicious influence of money on politics is a problem of political donations more generally, not just from foreign donors.