Medium-term expenditure frameworks can be useful only when they are based on comprehensive medium-term development plans.
Much has been said of the politics surrounding the mission to investigate the viral origins of COVID-19. So it's easy to forget that behind these investigations are real people.
The Chinese Communist Party sees liberal values as a threat to its rule and needs many of them to be suppressed. Its approach? Co-opt, ignore and selectively exploit global institutions.
A scholar of global relations says China seems worried about its future. Meanwhile, the US and Europe still treat China as a threat. The clash of world views could be destabilizing.
Plus new research on why China is closing down coal-fired power stations. Listen to episode 3 of The Conversation Weekly.
While some aspects of Australian public policy have taken inspiration from Trump - our relationship with China among them - in reality the former US president had little impact on our political life.
Over 130 million doses have already been administered worldwide. It's early days, but the signs are promising in places like Israel and the UK.
This will not happen under the watch of Xi Jingping.
Of the three probes to reach Mars this month, only two will land. But they will add to our growing knowledge of the red planet, and the search for evidence of life.
China's import restrictions hurt Australia, but they also hurt China. In more ways than one.
If China succeeds, it will be the first country ever to visit and land on Mars on its first try.
A bat virus discovered a decade ago in Cambodia indicates that pangolin trafficking remains a credible explanation for the origin of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Plus what protesters in Belarus want to happen next. Episode 1 of The Conversation's new weekly podcast.
India has already managed what China has not.
In Athens, Colombo and London, Chinese investment is transforming urban space.
China's relationship with the US suffered during the Trump presidency. Will a new president bring a change of atmosphere?
The type and amount of misinformation closely tracks tensions in US-China relations. Effectively countering the misinformation comes down to who does the debunking.
The results from an emerging study suggest governments should act quickly if they plan to impose travel bans – before the virus can spread widely to other countries.
When your 'friend' and biggest trading partner is accused of genocide you can't ignore it. But meaningful change will take more than words.
Controlling transmission isn't as straightforward as simply replicating China's policies in the west.