China's attacks on Australia may seem over the top, but they are meant to achieve specific goals — playing to a nationalist domestic audience and making an example of Australia to the world.
Chinese President Xi Jinping meets New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in Beijing, 2019.
With tensions between China and New Zealand's main security allies increasing dangerously, could Jacinda Ardern play the role of peacemaker?
Australia can't remake China into a completely different country. Instead, we need to see it as a challenge to be managed — not an enemy.
What started as Trump’s petty complaints on trade with China eventually escalated into what many call 'a new Cold War'.
It remains to be seen whether China's climate promise is genuine. But it puts pressure on many other nations – not least Australia – to follow.
President Donald Trump may have removed his mask, but the uncertainty posed by his positive COVID-19 test continues.
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What might be the global geopolitical significance of Trump's positive COVID-19 test?
COVID-19 pandemic has seen the Morrison government abandon long-held dogma on debt and deficits. But on climate and energy, it's singing from the same old songbook.
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There is a risk of a 'great fracture' between the US and China. But unlike the Cold War, so far, no one has brandished a shoe at the General Assembly.
Plot twists in the TikTok saga continue to emerge daily, with a proposed deal to secure its future in the US now in doubt. Here's what it means for TikTok users — and for geopolitics.
A confrontation on the India-China border this week saw shots fired for the first time in 45 years.
It is tempting to look back to the Cold War to make sense of current US-China relations. But we are in unchartered waters — and need a better understanding where this competition is heading.
We have become very China-centric in our strategic thinking — and this could be to our detriment. We need to pay more attention to Beijing's deepening defence ties with Russia.
U.S. President Donald Trump waves a Vietnam flag as he meets with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, waving an American flag, in Hanoi in February 2019.
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Despite the racial unrest that has rocked the U.S. for months, President Donald Trump finds support among some racialized communities, including Vietnamese Americans. Why?
The power vacuum in world leadership means New Zealand and other small states will have to create a new rules-based international order.
In this June 2019 photo, U.S. President Donald Trump poses for a photo with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka, western Japan.
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government seems helpless and confused on how to manage the tensions between the United States and China after being caught in the conflict's crosshairs.
European Council President Charles Michel (R) and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speak as they attend a news conference following a virtual summit with Chinese President in Brussels, on June 22, 2020.
Long lenient toward China, Europeans have recently taken a firmer approach. Beijing's conduct during the Covid-19 pandemic and its general intransigence have had a lot to do with this.
Xu Zhangrun has grown increasingly critical of President Xi Jinping in a series of essays in the past few years and recently taken aim at the Communist Party leadership's response to coronavirus.
Australian national Karm Gilespie, who has been sentenced to death in China for drug smuggling.
The death sentence handed down to Australian Karm Gilespie in China sends a clear message: Beijing will use its legal system to warn off other nations from challenging its government.
Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) shakes hands with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in Beijing on November 6, 2019. Also present is Élisabeth Borne, Minister of the Ecological and Inclusive Transition (left).
China’s attempts to promote its actions and model of governance while discrediting the EU are not a short-term response to the pandemic, but part of a long-term strategy to build its international power.
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Relations between the two nuclear states were already tense before China and India skirmished in the Galwan River Valley. There is no simple path ahead for India's leader.