Chinese President Xi Jinping in Germany, July 2017.
The future direction of the Chinese Communist Party will be decided at this year's National Congress. The leader may not change but there are key roles up for grabs.
China’s ‘soft power’ extends far and wide in Australia.
The communist state exercises 'soft power' in Australia in myriad ways, and it is vital that it is resisted.
ACRI was founded with over A$2.8 million in donations from two wealthy Chinese entrepreneurs that had recently migrated to Australia. Bob Carr (left) was appointed its director.
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If Australia is going to successfully navigate its way through the “Asian Century,” we need independent centres of research excellence on China.
The Conversation sought response from the Australia-China Relations Institute based at the University of Technology Sydney in relation to analysis questioning their research, funding and reporting.
Christianity has grown at a rapid rate in China.
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Christianity has grown at a rapid rate in China. The Catholic church, however, is split into an official one and an 'underground' one. A scholar explains how better relations with Vatican could help.
The Chinese Community Party has trouble controlling its own members much less those of private businesses.
The public debate about Chinese corporations investing in Australia is spurred by several misleading ideas about the control of the Chinese government and its intervention with private businesses.
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China's hukou system is a relic of the Mao era – and it's holding the nation's rural population back.
A paramilitary policeman stands guard under a giant portrait of Chairman Mao Zedong at the Tiananmen gate in Beijing.
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.
Paying respects in Mao’s home town.
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Five decades ago, China began a decade of devastating crackdowns and purges – and the causes are still poorly understood.
A fine line: the China-North Korea border.
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China's unpredictable neighbour is a massive liability – and one to be handled with kid gloves.
Yu Keping: ‘The movement towards democracy everywhere is a political trend that cannot be reversed. China is no exception.’
Opponents of democracy often raise the spectre of social disorder. Over the long term, it is only democracy and the rule of law that will provide for the long-lasting peaceful rule of the nation.
Confucius Institutes offer China a chance to teach people around the world about the country’s language and culture.
China's Confucius Institutes given foreigners a chance to learn more about the country. Africa must be careful that its universities' partnerships with Confucius Institutes don't create dependency.
The all-seeing Xi.
As the biggest tiger yet claimed by his anti-corruption crusade goes down, Xi Jinping finds himself in a terrible bind.
A group of Chinese villagers has been raising hell over a corrupt local boss – exposing an unedifying contradiction at the heart of the Chinese system.
Amid clouds of teargas, the Hong Kong ‘Umbrella Man’ defies police attempts to end the protest.
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The haunting image of a masked protester defiantly hoisting two black umbrellas amid a cloud of tear gas flickered across global social media platforms in the seconds and minutes after the Umbrella uprising…
The media spotlight has shifted away from Hong Kong and toward President Obama’s visit to Beijing, but students and activists remain in Admiralty and Mong Kok, and their demands for political change have…
Confucius stands guard at Beijing’s Renmin University.
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In today’s China, the philosopher Confucius is back. To mark his 2,565th birthday this September, the nation’s President, Xi Jinping, paid homage to the sage at an international conference convened for…
Enough of the chinoiserie.
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Tempers have flared again at the site of the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, with masked men attempting to dismantle the protesters’ barricades. After a tense fortnight, the eyes of the world are…
The tiger, felled: Zhou Yongkang.
Chinese premier Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption purge has really started to hit its stride – and by announcing an investigation into Zhou Yongkang, one of the most influential figures in the Chinese Communist…
Rupert Murdoch has long been attracted to China, but was it a case of unrequited love?
Having created an empire on which the sun never sets, it must have been a heavy blow to Rupert Murdoch when his company, 21st Century Fox, announced last week it had sold its 47% stake in Star China TV…