In this podcast, senior fellow from the Lowy Institute and expert on Asia Richard McGregor joins The Conversation to canvass the prime minister's coming trip to China.
South-East Asia is anxious about the Ukraine war’s impact on regional economies. For New Zealand, that presents more pressing geopolitical priorities than confronting China.
China is seeking not merely to resist but to dismantle a foundational idea of the post-Cold War international order – the universality of human rights.
The disparate nature of the six prospective members is bound to spark debate about the real nature of Brics.
Following deteriorating relations with the West, Russia has shifted focus to Asia, and hold China to help expand its influence.
With a visit to NATO in July, and a decision due on joining the AUKUS security pact, Chris Hipkins’ visit to China has been well timed to avoid any further provocations.
When is a dictatorship not a dictatorship? When you’re a New Zealand prime minister and you’re due to meet Chinese leader Xi Jinping, that’s when.
Australians remain deeply concerned about China as a long term potential military threat
Both sides have stressed the importance of dialogue in order to avoid confrontation. Can relations between the two continue to improve?
A selection of the best of our coverage of the conflict from the past fortnight.
France is one of a growing number of countries urging a negotiated settlement to the war mediated by China.
Canada should examine Australia’s diplomacy-focused approach to China as it battles foreign interference.
Ukraine is hinting it may be prepared to talk, with conditions. Here’s what both sides could learn from the Northern Ireland peace process.
President Hichilema’s self-styled ‘chief marketing officer’ approach has unlocked new investments from a diverse mix of partners.
The International Criminal Court’s charges against Vladimir Putin are likely to have a minimal impact on him, but it does signal that wartime atrocities have consequences — and the world is watching.
There are fears that escalating US-Chinese tensions could threaten the independence of African and other nonaligned nations.
Xi may speak with both Vladimir Putin and Volodymyr Zelenskyy next week to push China’s peace plan for Ukraine, but we shouldn’t expect radical change in its foreign policy overnight.
The Australian government has been careful not to over-hype the progress, talking about “stabilising” the relationship, rather than using stronger language
Beijing’s 12-point proposal is a broad-brush plan for an end to hostilities which positions China as a key power broker.
Now that diplomatic relations are out of the deep freeze, business and cultural ties between China and Australia are set for a major rebound.