Hong Kong protesters deeply identify with nature, a reference to the current environmental crisis but also a fluid conception of collective action that is inscribed in ancient Chinese tradition.
What role does Marxist theory about the state play in modern China?
As China's challenges mount, can Xi Jinping continue to maintain economic growth and social stability without losing the party’s absolute political control?
Donald Trump's obsession with trade deficits, and his subsequent wielding of the tariff big guns, is the absolute wrong approach for the U.S. economy.
Chinese official media casts President Xi Jinping as an anti-corruption crusader; critics say he's authoritarian. The reality is that he is a man of contrasts whose traits are difficult to pin down.
Clive Hamilton’s book is perhaps a useful reminder that we must not be naïve about our relationship with China, but his prescription is the wrong direction for tackling the genuine issues he raises.
Recent changes to China's constitution signal loud and clear that any hope for a path to democracy must be checked with reality.
Any naive hopes for a peaceful evolution to democracy in China are shattered against the reality that it's now a one-man dictatorship. What does it mean for the West?
Authors Lutz and Klingholz explore how mass literacy became a revolution that changed the world.
Canada used to be more careful about selling arms to countries that practised human rights violations. What happened?
Canada’s "progressive trade agenda" with China might have died in the Great Hall of the People earlier this month. But there's now an opportunity for a serious reconsideration of the relationship.
A narrow interest in whether Beijing actively pushed for Mugabe’s fall is based on the assumption that the China-Africa relationship is an isolated phenomenon.
Zimbabwe's new leader needs to shake off his infamous reputation and the suspicion that he is merely another Mugabe in a younger frame.
The staging in Melbourne of this classic of the Cultural Revolution has attracted controversy. And amid Bermuda shorts and weapons galore, this political ballet has contemporary resonances.
It would be short-sighted to believe that a more far-reaching transformation than a royal succession might not also be in store for the Kingdom of Thailand.
China’s goods are everywhere, thanks to the gains China has made from trade and foreign investment. Now that China wants to return the favor, the US may risk losing out if it chooses to turn inward.
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.
In only 30 years, a generations-old system of arranged marriages has been completely upended.
Bruce Beresford can't draw, but he has wept in an art gallery. A lifelong delight in a wide range of art – from paintings to opera – has influenced his craft from a young age.
Five decades ago, China began a decade of devastating crackdowns and purges – and the causes are still poorly understood.