Once seen as mainly as a source of international students, China has for a decade been strategically repositioning itself as a provider of international education.
Beijing’s suspension of the China-Australia Strategic Economic Dialogue sends a strong signal it is prepared to escalate tensions.
The move is designed to demonstrate to the Australian public, the Chinese leadership, and Australia’s allies that Canberra is holding firm in its ‘push back’ against Beijing.
In Athens, Colombo and London, Chinese investment is transforming urban space.
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.
China’s signature foreign policy is controversial for lots of reasons. But the environmental damage potentially wrought by the project has received scant attention.
Twenty years after the first China-Africa forum, the perceptions of ordinary African citizens still need to be better considered in government-to-government interactions.
It’s all in the details: the wide-ranging powers hinge on the yet-to-be-defined ‘institutional autonomy’ of foreign partners that enter into agreements with Australian public universities.
The proposed bill represents a massive over-reach that will do far more harm than good.
Scott Morrison and Dan Andrews don’t have a lot in common – but they are both as bold as brass when it comes to grabbing for power. As we saw this week.
While some questions remain, the federal government looks like it is on safe constitutional ground with its proposed bill.
The Morrison government will introduce legislation to enable it to review and cancel agreements state, territory and local governments and public universities have entered with foreign governments.
The chief minister has described the BRI as a ‘win-win’ for Australia and China. But in the lead-up to this weekend’s election, the major parties have been cautious about how they talk about China.
After a decade of cooperation, central and eastern Europe increasingly sees China as a threat.
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.
The US may want to rethink its anti-China policy as Beijing’s focus on providing international coronavirus aid and digital and health care investments seems to be working.
China has grand plans for its US$1 trillion Belt and Road initiative to remake the world order. Here’s what’s driving China’s ambitions – and why the west is nervous.
A new study forecasts that thousands of miles of new road construction will cut through tiger habitat across Asia by 2050. Planning can make these projects more tiger-friendly.
Beijing is touting its role in the world and praising its autocratic governmental system and its huge countrywide surveillance network. Hawks in Washington aren’t impressed.
Today’s autocrats rarely use brute force to wrest control. A human rights and international law scholar details the modern authoritarian’s latest methods to grab and hold power.