Articles on South China Sea

Displaying 1 - 20 of 55 articles

While Xi Jinping will no doubt continue as general secretary of the party, the question is whether he will be able to install enough people loyal to him. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

China

There are many key events to watch for this year in China, but by far the most significant is the 19th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, likely to be held in November. The congress is held…
A Trump administration raises many questions about how America’s relationships with other world powers will play out. Reuters/Lucy Nicholson

Loose-cannon Trump enters the tinderbox of US-Russia-China relations

Far from 'making America great again', Donald Trump's sloganeering will deepen mistrust of US motives and irreparably damage any prospect of co-existence, let alone a more co-operative world order.
Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands of the South China Sea. U.S. Navy/Handout via Reuters

Why is the South China Sea so important to the US?

The Trump Administration is likely to be more aggressive about resisting China in the South China Sea and more forceful about preventing the erosion of America’s position in the western Pacific.
The United Nations Security Council votes on a resolution on monitoring evacuations from besieged parts of Aleppo. Andrew Kelly/Reuters

Four scenarios that give hope to the world in 2017

Despite the cataclysmic risks of the Cold War, times have never been as dangerous as these since 1945. Freedom and the rule of law are both under threat.
Sam Dastyari’s credibility has been compromised by the controversy around his relationship with Chinese benefactors. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Grattan on Friday: Labor’s Sam Dastyari suffers Chinese burn

The press gallery's mid-winter ball, held on Wednesday, has become an institution. It raises money for charities as well as being an all-round good knees-up for media and politicians.

Top contributors

More