In the wash-up of the G20 meetings, it seems China has come away with the better deal – at least for now.
Boasting the world's biggest and strongest economy, the U.S. has enormous leverage when it sits down with a partner to negotiate a trade deal. Threats and tariffs are not really helping.
At a time when the rules-based trading system is being shredded and the Paris Agreement risks unravelling, it is vital that the G20 meeting between the two superpowers is a constructive one.
As relations between Washington and Beijing take a turn for the worse, the announcement of a new naval base on Manus Island carries great strategic significance.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has a busy summit season ahead of him. After early foreign policy stumbles, it's important he reads his briefs, listens to the diplomats and stays humble.
Both Kazakhstan and Russia look at China’s economic power with a mix of awe and alarm.
The International Development Finance Corporation is America's latest way of reining in China's growing global influence. It's going to need a bigger war chest.
Huge loans to poor island nations leave them vulnerable to becoming vassal states for China's strategic interests.
China is one of the world's largest economies, and Deng Xiaoping was arguably the man who made that happen through his visions of economic reform.
Cold War 2.0 may not be fanciful: The US and China are plainly entering a period of significant geopolitical rivalry, and each has ambitions that are mutually incompatible.
There can be no middle road in the trade war between China and the United States. Soon we will have to pick sides.
The Belt and Road Initiative will not be starting entirely from scratch. China has already invested heavily in several African railways.
With international trade facing its greatest threat in decades, this club of China, Brazil, Russia, South Africa and India will have much to say about it.
New research suggests the values and identities of the world's great powers present a major barrier to China's aspirations of global domination. Do not bet on China’s hegemonic prospects just yet.
While the US gets protectionist, China is working to establish itself as a leader in global trade rules.
China's government is prioritizing world-class science and tech. An expert describes the Chinese research landscape – and questions its sustainability.
International trade policy requires three traits to be successful and lead to mutual prosperity. Trump's is missing all three, as he showed at the G-7 summit.
Film could benefit China's soft power. It highlights the country's deep pockets and potential for wider audience appeal.
The Chinese president dreams of World Cup glory. His best first step is to win the right to stage the finals.
For China, national amnesia has become a 'state-sponsored sport'. Memories of events deemed sensitive by the state are not just forgotten, they are winnowed out and selectively deleted.