Illicit and legitimate trade are closely connected, so how come one seems to be rising while the other has plunged?
Melbourne isn't the only place suffering under a second lockdown. It's happening across the world as the virus surges in countries that were initially successful in flattening the curve.
Reports have emerged of Uighur women being forcibly sterilised in China's Xinjiang province. Why this could be genocide under international law.
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.
China is shifting the parameters on a number of territorial disputes with its neighbours.
Viewing China as an 'enemy' to the West is counterproductive. We need to embrace a new approach that simultaneously 'engages and constrains' China instead.
Australia will extend the time students, graduates and skilled workers from Hong Kong can stay in the country. But it is not clear what "pathways to permanent residency" really means.
The Covid-19 epidemic has given rise to an avalanche of fake news, and accounts managed by Russian interests lead the way. How does this misinformation work, and what are its aims?
After trying to remove street vendors from its cities for years, China is supporting them to help jump-start its economy. An urban scholar explains why other cities should do the same.
The US is also 'looking at' banning the Chinese social media app.
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.
Hong Kong still has a competitive advantage over mainland Chinese rivals for international commerce.
Despite the pandemic, Shanghai's Pride month went ahead this year, a sign of China's growing acceptance of its LGBTQ communities.
Much is still unknown about how the new national security law will be used in Hong Kong – a deliberate strategy by China. Beijing's intention, though, is clear: make dissent all but impossible.
China made a huge splash in PNG in late 2018 with infrastructure investments and loan pledges. But since then, it has struggled to make inroads due, in part, to anti-Chinese sentiment.
António Guterres, the UN secretary general, called for a global ceasefire in late March. Three months later, the UN security council has only just agreed to back it.
A new set of swine flu viruses have been discovered that are highly adapted to infecting humans – and they’re already spreading among farm workers in China.
It's excellent this virus has been found early, but there is no evidence yet of human-to-human transmission.
The world needs to engage seriously with China’s AI development and take a closer look at what’s really going on.
China didn't feature explicitly in Scott Morrison's speech, but the dramatic growth in its military capabilities was a clear reason for the surge in defence spending.