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A paramilitary policeman stands guard under a giant portrait of Chairman Mao Zedong at the Tiananmen gate in Beijing. Damir Sagolj/Reuters

Culture, free speech and celebrating Mao downunder

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.
Tourists visit the Great Wall of China.The problem of racism in the country is bigger than that of Afrophobia. Reuters/Stringer

Of washing powder, Afrophobia and racism in China

Although ‘race’ as a biological category was discredited long ago, racial thinking or racialism is still common in China.
AAP/Joel Carrett

Ausgrid: electricity decision fails to shock

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. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Changing state-owned enterprises provide less cause for Chinese investment fears

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.
Will China be the first to genetically enhance future generations? Jianan Yu/Reuters

The future of genetic enhancement is not in the West

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.
EPA/Alex Hoffard

How Uber crashed in China

Uber is exiting the race for dominance in China's ride-hailing market and selling its stake to rival Didi Chuxing.

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